"goal" in the noun sense
1. goal, end
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. finish, destination, goal
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"
game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
a successful attempt at scoring
"the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"
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