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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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["o]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  WordNet  r  1.6  [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"  [syn:  {end}] 
  2:  a  successful  attempt  at  scoring;  "the  winning  goal  came  with 
  less  than  a  minute  left  to  play" 
  3:  a  place  toward  which  players  of  a  game  try  to  advance  a  ball 
  or  puck  in  order  to  score  points 
  4:  place  where  something  (e.g.,  a  journey  or  race)  ends  [syn:  {destination}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [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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