Goal (?), n. [F. gaule pole,
Prov. F. waule, of German origin; cf. Fries. walu
staff, stick, rod, Goth. walus, Icel. völr 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
Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the
With rapid wheels.
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
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.