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Dictionary definition for: Goal

1. (n) 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"

2. (n) a successful attempt at scoring; "the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"

3. (n) 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. (n) the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey) "a crowd assembled at the finish" "he was nearly exhuasted as their destination came into view"

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