1. the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it

Similar word(s): end

Definition categories: thought, content

2. the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)

Similar word(s): destination, finish

Definition categories: location, end, terminal

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

Definition categories: man–made

4. a successful attempt at scoring

- the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play

Definition categories: act, score

Sentences with goal as a noun:

- My lifelong goal is to get into a Hollywood movie.

- She failed in her goal to become captain of the team.