A Goal

There are 3 meanings for the word goal.

  1. Personal meaning

something that you are trying to do or achieve

Example: He has set the goal of exercising 4 days a week.

Her goal is to get a Master’s degree.

Do you have any goals?


  1. Sports meaning:

An area or an object where a ball or puck enters to score points.

Example: She kicked the ball into the goal. (Soccer reference)

                 He threw the ball and it went straight through the goal. (Football reference)

Her shot went straight into the goal. (Hockey reference)


  1. Sports meaning

The act of kicking, hitting, or throwing a ball or puck into a goal to

Example: She scored the winning goal.

The team is ahead by one goal.


The GOAL is to score a GOAL.

There are 2 types of players on a football, hockey, and soccer team.

Offensive players: Their goal is to score a goal in the other team’s goal.

Defensive players: Their goal is to protect their goal, so the other team won’t score a goal.