la meta
-the goal
See the entry for meta.

meta

meta(
meh
-
tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (sports)
a. goal (soccer)
El jugador metió el balón en la meta.The player shot the ball into the goal.
b. finish line (end of race)
Esprintó las últimas 20 yardas hasta la meta.He sprinted the final 20 yards to the finish line.
c. finishing line (end of race) (United Kingdom)
Al cruzar la meta, el corredor celebró con su característica postura.When he crossed the finishing line, the runner celebrated with his signature pose.
d. winning post (horse racing)
El caballo atravesó velozmente la meta en el Derbi de Kentucky.The horse dashed past the winning post at the Kentucky Derby.
2. (objective)
a. goal
Su meta principal era la sostenibilidad a largo plazo de la empresa.His main goal is the long term sustainability of the business.
b. aim
La meta de la organización es acabar con la pobreza infantil.The organization's aim is the elimination of childhood poverty.
c. target
El gobierno estableció sus metas de gastos del año en vigor.The government established its expenditure targets for the current year.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
3. (sports)
a. goalkeeper
El meta del Sevilla frenó el duro ataque del Barcelona en la final.Seville's goalkeeper stopped Barcelona's heavy attack in the final.
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meta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (sports)
a. finishing line
2. (portería)
a. goal
marcar en propia metato score an own goal
meta volantehot spot sprint
3. (objetivo)
a. aim, goal
fijarse una metato set oneself a target o goal
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meta
1 (Fútbol) goal; (en hípica) winning post; (Atletismo) finishing line
chutar a meta to shoot at goal; entrar en o pasar por meta to cross the finishing line
meta volante (en ciclismo) bonus sprint
2 (objetivo) goal; aim
¿cuál es tu meta en la vida? what is your goal o aim in life?; fijarse una meta to set o.s. a goal
(portero) (goal)keeper
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