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I must firmly adhere to the views I have held and practice, that Socialism to succeed must be practical, tolerant, cohesive and consciously compromising with Progressive forces running, if not so far, in parallel lines towards its own goal.
John Burns

Meaning of "own goal" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OWN GOAL

own goal play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OWN GOAL

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conjunction
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Own goal is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OWN GOAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Own goal

An own goal is when a player scores a goal against his/her own—not the opposing—team, during sports games in which points-scored are referred to as "goals". An own-goal is usually accidental, and may result from an attempt at a defensive play that either failed or was unexpectedly intercepted by an opposing player. It is considered one of the most embarrassing—and therefore, humorous—blunders in all of sports. An own goal is counted as regular goal. In some parts of the world, the term has become a metaphor for any action that backfires on the person/group undertaking it—sometimes even carrying a sense of "poetic justice". During The Troubles, for instance, it acquired a specific metaphorical meaning: referring to an IED that detonated prematurely, killing the very person making/planting the bomb with the intent to harm only others.

Definition of own goal in the English dictionary

The definition of own goal in the dictionary is a goal scored by a player accidentally playing the ball into his own team's net o.g. Other definition of own goal is any action that results in disadvantage to the person who took it or to a party, group, etc with which that person is associated.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OWN GOAL

owlish
owlishly
owlishness
own
own brand
own label
own-brand
own-label
ownable
owner
owner-driver
owner-occupation
owner-occupied
owner-occupied house
owner-occupier
ownerless
ownership
ownership flat
ownsome
owny-o

WORDS THAT END LIKE OWN GOAL

activated charcoal
away goal
brown coal
charcoal
coal
drop goal
field goal
foal
goal
golden goal
hard coal
open goal
penalty goal
protozoal
shoal
silver goal
skoal
soft coal
subgoal
touch-in-goal

Synonyms and antonyms of own goal in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «own goal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OWN GOAL

Find out the translation of own goal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of own goal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «own goal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

乌龙球
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autogol
570 millions of speakers

English

own goal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपने लक्ष्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هدف في مرماه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

автогол
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gol contra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিজ লক্ষ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

but contre son camp
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Matlamat sendiri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Eigentor
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オウンゴール
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자책골
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Goal dhewe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mục tiêu của riêng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சொந்த இலக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वत: चा गोल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kendi kalesine gol
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autogol
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samobójczą
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

автогол
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

autogol
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτογκόλ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eie doel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självmål
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selvmål
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of own goal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OWN GOAL»

The term «own goal» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.915 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OWN GOAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about own goal

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3 QUOTES WITH «OWN GOAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word own goal.
1
John Burns
I must firmly adhere to the views I have held and practice, that Socialism to succeed must be practical, tolerant, cohesive and consciously compromising with Progressive forces running, if not so far, in parallel lines towards its own goal.
2
Kazimir Malevich
Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original, has never been its own goal.
3
Alessandro Del Piero
I even scored Monaco's goal too. Please, put it down as an own goal for me!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OWN GOAL»

Discover the use of own goal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to own goal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Zuma's Own Goal: Losing South Africa's War on Poverty
In a collection of original essays, leading analysts address the profound challenges facing the current South African government, giving an in-depth analysis of issues including economic policy, AIDS, social security, housing, basic ...
Brij Maharaj, Ashwin Desai, Patrick Bond, 2011
2
Foul Play: Own Goal
Meet Danny Harte.
Tom Palmer, 2011
3
Own Goal!: How Egotism and Greed Are Destroying Football
Simon Freeman argues that football has become a mutant branch of show business and that the majority of our 92 league teams are doomed.
Simon Freeman, 2001
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Complex Interpersonal Conflict Behaviour: Theoretical Frontiers
Thus, Hypothesis 1 was only partly supported because concern for one's own goal did not have any behavioural effect. In deviation from the conflict concerns theory, the interaction terms for avoiding and problem solving were not significant , ...
Evert Van der Vliert, 2013
5
Exploring Goal-setting Instruction with Grade 8 Writing Students
Both Alissa and Christene were asked about choosing their own goal versus the teacher assigning them a goal. Alissa said that she prefers the student set goals “ because the teacher doesn't know what you can do, but you yourself know what ...
Jennifer B. Jankauskas, 2008
6
Footballs' Strangest Matches: Extraordinary but true stories ...
Before the final game,with the titledecided, the SOEcoach organised the protest. Everyone was amazedwhenhis players passed the ballto each otherfromthekick- off and scored thefirst own-goal. Onand on itwent, own-goal after own-goal, until  ...
Andrew Ward, 2013
7
Philosophy of the Brain: The Brain Problem
We can therefore indirectly surmise 'goal-orientation' of other individuals from our own ('goal-orientation') i.e. with the latter being assumed to correspond to the observed behaviour and movements of the other person. If there is a 'good match'  ...
Georg Northoff, 2004
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An Integrative Cultural View of Achievement Motivation in ...
In particular, in step 3, when students' perceptions of the classroom goal structures were added, in addition to their perceptions of parental influences, in the regression model to predict students' own goal orientations, most of the significant ...
Jung-In Kim, 2008
9
RoboCup-98: Robot Soccer World Cup II
own-goal: 1. the same as the 1st condition in goal. 2. the opposite one to the 3rd condition in shoot. assist: 1. goal occurred. 2. the player who kicked the ball before the shooter and was the same team of the shooter is assigned as an assist  ...
Minoru Asada, Hiroaki Kitano, 1999
10
The Own Goal
"Everybody notices when the goalie gets it wrong. But it's not just the Jags who make mistakes..."--Cover.
Tom Watt, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OWN GOAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term own goal is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Russia scores own goal after racism row casts shadow over World …
Outgoing Fifa head Sepp Blatter, left, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
The Manhood Project drives toward its own goal
The Manhood Project, a local mentoring initiative, plans to renovate and upgrade a court that has served the community for more than 20 years. «Lebanon Democrat, Jul 15»
3
Down score own goal over McCorry mishandling
THE more you hear about the way Down conducted their business on whether to retain Jim McCorry as senior manager, the more you're ... «the Irish News, Jul 15»
4
Has Pep Guardiola scored an own goal?
This puts Guardiola at risk of scoring an own goal in a political game that is proving divisive even for those fans who most admire him as a ... «Politico, Jul 15»
5
Own goal beats Niagara in CSL
It was an own goal that gave the visitors a 2-1 victory at 75 minutes, the ball entering the Niagara net following an attempted clearance from a ... «HamiltonScores, Jul 15»
6
Player's own goal in insurance scam
A SEMI-professional footballer scored a spectacular own goal after a court ruled he made a dishonest claim for whiplash following a minor car ... «Wigan Today, Jul 15»
7
Cardiff striker Jones blunders with own goal
Trinidad & Tobago striker Kenwyne Jones puts the ball into his own net as he attempts to clear the danger during his side's thrilling ... «BT Sport, Jul 15»
8
Footballer scores own goal after tweeting about match 24 hours after …
A semi-professional footballer's bogus claim for a whiplash injury after a crash at a McDonald's drive-through was exposed when he tweeted ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
England's Laura Bassett on life after Women's World Cup own goal
Laura Bassett has admitted she's still devastated her name will go down in sporting history for all the wrong reasons. The defender, 23, was left ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
10
A Duty Of Care For ISPs - An Own Goal For The Commission?
On 6 May 2015, the European Commission released its Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe, setting out priorities for the development of ... «Mondaq News Alerts, Jul 15»

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