US: /ˈɡoʊɫ/
UK: /ɡˈə‍ʊl/

English Vietnamese dictionary

goal /goul/
  • danh từ
    • (thể dục,thể thao) khung thành gồm
      • to keep the goal: giữ gôn
    • (thể dục,thể thao) bàn thắng, điểm
      • to kick a goal: sút ghi một bàn thắng (bóng đá)
    • đích; mục đích, mục tiêu
      • to reach that goal: để đạt mục đích ấy

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 (in football, hockey, etc.) a wooden frame with a net into which players must kick or hit the ball in order to score a point: He headed the ball into an open goal (= one that had nobody defending it). + Who is in goal (= is the goalkeeper) for Arsenal?
2 the act of kicking or hitting the ball into the goal; a point that is scored for this: The winning goal was scored by Hill. + Liverpool won by three goals to one. + a penalty goal
See also - OWN GOAL
3 something that you hope to achieve: to pursue / achieve a goal + The company has set itself some long-term organizational goals. + Their goal was to eradicate malaria.

Thesaurus dictionary

object, aim, purpose, end, objective, target, ambition, ideal, aspiration:
Fletcher's goal is to be head of the company.

Collocation dictionary

1 wooden frame into which a ball is kicked/hit


He kicked the ball into an open goal.


go in, play in
The goalkeeper was injured so a defender had to go in goal.


in ~
Who's in goal for Arsenal?

2 point scored in a game


brilliant, excellent, good, great, spectacular, stunning, superb, well-taken | scrappy, soft
The fans were annoyed that the team gave away such a soft goal.
| decisive, winning | equalizing | important, useful, vital | own
Vega scored an unfortunate own goal when he slipped as he tried to clear the ball.


get, score | kick
(in rugby)
| head (in) | make
Visconti scored one goal himself and made two for Lupo.
| concede, give away, let in | allow, disallow
The referee disallowed the goal.


come from sb/sth
The equalizing goal came from Cole. The second goal came from a penalty.


~ against
They scored three goals against the home team.
| ~ for
his first goal for Spain
| ~ from
A late goal from Owen won the game for Liverpool. > Special page at SPORT

3 aim


immediate, short-term
Our immediate goal is to earn enough money to keep the business going.
| long-term, ultimate | main, major, primary, prime | clear, explicit, specific | ambitious
They have set themselves some ambitious goals.
| modest | desirable | achievable, attainable, realistic | unattainable, unrealistic | elusive | personal | common
We are all working towards a common goal.
| twin
The prison service pursues the twin goals of the punishment and rehabilitation of offenders.
| strategic | political


It is important to have explicit goals.
| establish, set (sb) | pursue, strive for, work towards | achieve, attain, reach


~ of
their goal of providing free university education for everyone

Concise English dictionary

+the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
+a successful attempt at scoring
+game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
+the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)