- n. 目标；球门，得分数；终点
- vi. 攻门，射门得分
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来自古英语词gol, 边界，词源不详。可能来自go, 走，离开，目标。后用于指球门。
- goal:  The earliest examples of what can confidently be identified as the word goal come from the first half of the 16th century, when it was used for both the ‘finishing line of a race’ and the ‘posts through which the ball is sent in football’. Before that we are in the realm of speculation. A 14th-century text from Kent has the word gol ‘boundary’, which could quite plausibly be the ancestor of the 16th-century goal, and gol suggest an Old English *gāl.
No such word has come down to us, but the Old English verb gǣlan ‘hinder’, which looks as though it could have been related to a noun *gāl, indicates that if it existed it might have meant ‘obstacle, barrier’ (which would lead on quite logically through ‘boundary’ and ‘finishing line’ to ‘something to be aimed at’).
- goal (n.)
- 1530s, "end point of a race," of uncertain origin. It appears once before this (as gol), in a poem from early 14c. and with an apparent sense of "boundary, limit." Perhaps from Old English *gal "obstacle, barrier," a word implied by gælan "to hinder" and also found in compounds (singal, widgal). That would make it a variant or figurative use of Middle English gale "a way, course." Also compare Old Norse geil "a narrow glen, a passage." Or from Old French gaule "long pole, stake," which is from Germanic. Sports sense of "place where the ball, etc. is put to score" is attested from 1540s. Figurative sense of "object of an effort" is from 1540s.
- 1. They were still arguing the toss about the first goal.
- 2. It all started so promisingly when Speed scored a tremendous first goal.
- 3. The clincher was City's second goal, scored minutes from the end.
- 4. The home side rubbed in their superiority with a further goal.
- 5. Eric Cantona made the game safe with a brilliant opportunist goal.
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