finish vs goal what difference

what is difference between finish and goal

English

Etymology

From Middle English finishen, finisshen, finischen, from Old French finiss-, stem of some of the conjugated forms of finir, from Latin fīnīre, present active infinitive of fīniō.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fĭn’ĭsh, IPA(key): /ˈfɪnɪʃ/
  • Homophone: Finnish

Noun

finish (plural finishes)

  1. An end; the end of anything.
  2. A protective coating given to wood or metal and other surfaces.
  3. The result of any process changing the physical or chemical properties of cloth.
  4. A finishing touch; careful elaboration; polish.
  5. (sports) A shot on goal, especially one that ends in a goal.

Translations

Verb

finish (third-person singular simple present finishes, present participle finishing, simple past and past participle finished)

  1. (transitive) To complete (something).
  2. (transitive) To apply a treatment to (a surface or similar).
  3. (transitive) To change an animal’s food supply in the months before it is due for slaughter, with the intention of fattening the animal.
  4. (intransitive) To come to an end.
  5. (transitive) To put an end to; to destroy.
    These rumours could finish your career.
  6. (intransitive, sex) To reach orgasm.

Usage notes

  • (transitive, to complete): This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (the -ing form). See Appendix:English catenative verbs

Antonyms

  • (to complete): initiate, begin, start

Derived terms

  • nice guys finish last

Translations

Related terms

  • finish line
  • finishing school

Anagrams

  • fishin’

Danish

Etymology

From English finish.

Noun

finish c (singular definite finishen, not used in plural form)

  1. (the appearance after) fine-tuning, finishing touch
  2. finish (a spectacular end in a race or a competition)

Further reading

  • “finish” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪ.nɪʃ/
  • Hyphenation: fi‧nish

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English finish.

Noun

finish m (uncountable)

  1. finish; end
Derived terms
  • finishlijn

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

finish

  1. first-person singular present indicative of finishen
  2. imperative of finishen


English

Etymology

From Middle English gol (boundary, limit), from Old English *gāl (obstacle, barrier, marker), suggested by its derivatives Old English gǣlan (to hinder, delay, impede, keep in suspense, linger, hesitate, dupe), and hyġegǣls (hesitating, slow, sluggish), hyġegǣlsa (slow one, sluggish one). Possibly cognate with Lithuanian gãlas (end), Latvian gals (end), Old Prussian gallan (death), Albanian ngalem (to be limping, lame, paralyzed), ngel (to remain, linger, hesitate, get stuck).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡəʊl/, /ɡɔʊl/, /ɡɒʊl/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɡoʊl/
  • Rhymes: -əʊl

Noun

goal (plural goals)

  1. A result that one is attempting to achieve.
  2. (sports) 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. A point 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.

Synonyms

  • (a result one is attempting to achieve:) ambition, object of desire, objective, purpose, aspiration
  • See also Thesaurus:goal

Derived terms

Pages starting with “goal”.

  • goalball
  • goal difference
  • goalie
  • goalkeeper
  • goalgetter
  • goalpost
  • goaltender
  • goal umpire
  • golden goal
  • silver goal
  • subgoal

Descendants

Translations

Verb

goal (third-person singular simple present goals, present participle goaling, simple past and past participle goaled)

  1. (Gaelic football, Australian rules football) To score a goal.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Galo, Gola, Lago, Olga, algo, algo-, gaol

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowing from English goal.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡoːl/, [ɡoːl]
  • Hyphenation: goal

Noun

goal m (plural goals, diminutive goaltje n)

  1. goal, target in sports, especially soccer
  2. a hit in it, a point scored

Synonyms

  • (target): doel n
  • (hit): doelpunt n

Derived terms

  • goalpaal

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English goal.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡol/

Noun

goal m (plural goals)

  1. goalkeeper especially in soccer and polo
  2. (rare) target in those sports

Synonyms

  • (goalkeeper): gardien de but, gardien m, portier m
  • (target): but m

Further reading

  • “goal” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • algo

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English goal.

Noun

goal m (invariable)

  1. Alternative spelling of gol

Anagrams

  • algo-, gola, lago

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish Gall (Gaul, Scandinavian, Anglo-Norman, foreigner), from Latin Gallus.

Noun

goal m (genitive singular goal, plural goallyn or goaldee)

  1. Scottish lowlander
  2. foreigner

Related terms

  • Goal

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