(1)   A successful attempt at scoring
"The winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"
(2)   Game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
(3)   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"
(4)   The place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
"A crowd assembled at the finish"
"He was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"


  1. A result that one is attempting to achieve.
  2. In many sports, an area into which the players attempt to put an object.
  3. The act of placing the object into the goal.
  4. Point(s) scored in a game as a result of placing the object into the goal.
  5. A noun or noun phrase that receives the action of a verb. The subject of a passive verb or the direct object of an active verb. Also called a patient, target, or undergoer.