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Saltos de línea: goal
Pronunciación: /ɡəʊl

Definición de goal en inglés:


1(In football, rugby, hockey, and some other games) a pair of posts linked by a crossbar and typically with a net between, forming a space into or over which the ball has to be sent in order to score.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Mr Foxley said there were still some problems with organising the event including installing a set of rugby or American Football posts instead of the football goals.
  • The most evident of these is the newly designed entrance, whose metal frame resembles a football goal.
  • Shots are made at soccer-style goals rather than a basket and there are seven players in each team.
1.1An instance of sending the ball into or over the goal, especially as a unit of scoring in a game: the decisive opening goal we won by three goals to two
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But the good thing for the strikers is that we are so sound defensively we don't have to score five goals to win a game.
  • For the record, the Brazilian Ronaldo scored two goals in that World Cup final win two years ago.
  • They did score the opening goal of the game after ten minutes of play in the first half.
1.2A cage or basket used as a goal in other sports.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Usually, basketball is played on a rectangular court with a basketball goal at either end.
  • First question, how many goals are on a basketball court, one, two, three or four?
  • The sections of netting are connected to the vertically mounted poles or to the basketball goal.
2The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result: he achieved his goal of becoming King of England
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • You move ahead in a single-pointed manner to achieve professional goals and ambitions.
  • A slow and steady approach allows you to fulfill ambitions and achieve professional goals.
  • It inevitably acts as a barrier to achieving ambitious economic goals.
aim, objective, object, grail, holy grail, end, target, design, desire, desired result, intention, intent, plan, purpose, idea, point, object of the exercise;
2.1The destination of a journey: the aircraft bumped towards our goal some 400 miles to the west
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Sensing that the end of the cave was within our grasp we pushed on towards our goal of the East Canal.
2.2 literary A point marking the end of a race.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The competitors are allotted a start time and it is a race to the goal.


Middle English (in the sense 'limit, boundary'): of unknown origin.


in goal

In the position of goalkeeper.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • He's the best goalkeeper and has played in goal for a long time and not let us down.
  • Barthez is unchallenged in goal - no one will break into the goalkeeping slot.
  • Carrick is still sitting so deep that he might as well go in goal.



Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Carlin's fumble was nodded goalwards by Charlie Christie, the ball struck the bar and Garry Tweedie's efforts to prevent it crossing the line were in vain.
  • The former Burnley striker out-jumped his marker and looped a header goalwards that struck the crossbar and then bounced in off the back of a flummoxed Friedel.
  • Stanley spent the rest of the game camped in Town's half and sent a barrage of attempts goalwards, more so after Damien Dashti was sent off with nine minutes remaining.

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Palabra del día glen
Pronunciación: ɡlɛn
a narrow valley, especially in Scotland or Ireland