Translation of goal in Spanish:

goal

Pronunciation: /gəʊl/

n

  • 1 [Sport] 1.1 (structure) portería (f), arco (m) (AmL) to shoot at goal tirar al arco (AmL) or (Esp) a puerta to be in o play in o keep goal jugar* de guardameta or de portero or (AmL tb) de arquero or (CS tb) de golero (before n) goal area área (f‡) chica or de portería or de meta goal kick saque (m) de puerta or de portería or (CS) de valla goal line línea (f) de gol goal mouth boca (f) de gol
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (point) gol (m) to score a goal marcar* or meter or (AmL tb) anotar or anotarse un gol to save a goal salvar un gol, parar or detener* or (esp AmL) atajar un (disparo a) gol (before n) goal average gol (m) average, promedio (m) de goles goal scorer goleador, -dora (m,f)
    More example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 2.1 (aim) meta (f), objetivo (m) to reach o achieve one's goal lograr or alcanzar* su ( or mi etc) objetivo to set goals for oneself proponerse* metas or objetivos I set myself the goal of finishing the job by Friday me propuse (como meta) acabar el trabajo para el viernes goal-directed activities actividades (fpl) dirigidas a la obtención de un fin 2.2 (destination) destino (m), meta (f)
    More example sentences
    • Sensing that the end of the cave was within our grasp we pushed on towards our goal of the East Canal.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Definition of goal in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.