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English Dictionary: goal by the DICT Development Group
3 results for goal
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
goal
n
  1. the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
    Synonym(s): goal, end
  2. the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey); "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"
    Synonym(s): finish, destination, goal
  3. game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
  4. a successful attempt at scoring; "the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Goal \Goal\, n. [F. gaule pole, Prov. F. waule, of German
      origin; cf. Fries. walu staff, stick, rod, Goth. walus, Icel.
      v[94]lr a round stick; prob. akin to E. wale.]
      1. The mark set to bound a race, and to or around which the
            constestants run, or from which they start to return to it
            again; the place at which a race or a journey is to end.
  
                     Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the goal With
                     rapid wheels.                                    --Milton.
  
      2. The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends,
            or which a person aims to reach or attain.
  
                     Each individual seeks a several goal. --Pope.
  
      3. A base, station, or bound used in various games; in
            football, a line between two posts across which the ball
            must pass in order to score; also, the act of kicking the
            ball over the line between the goal posts.
  
      {Goal keeper}, the player charged with the defense of the
            goal.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   goal
  
      In {logic programming}, a {predicate} applied to
      its {arguments} which the system attempts to prove by matching
      it against the {clauses} of the program.   A goal may fail or
      it may succeed in one or more ways.
  
      (1997-07-14)
  
  
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