Goal vs. Aim

Goal vs. Aim — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Goal and Aim

Goalnoun

The object toward which an endeavor is directed; an end.

Aimverb

To direct (a weapon or camera) toward a point.

Goalnoun

A structure or area into which players endeavor to propel a ball or puck in order to score points.

Aimverb

To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point

aimed the pass at a wide receiver.aimed the shot at the lower right corner of the goal.

Goalnoun

A play or shot that sends a ball or puck into or through the goal.

Aimverb

To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group

The publicity campaign was aimed at improving the eating habits of children.
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Goalnoun

The score awarded for such an act.

Aimverb

To direct a weapon or camera

The sniper aimed carefully.

Goalnoun

The finish line of a race.

Aimverb

To direct or propel an object toward a point

aimed for the far goalpost.

Goalnoun

A noun or noun phrase referring to the place to which something moves.

Aimverb

To determine a course or direct an effort

aim for a better education.
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Goalnoun

See patient.

Aimverb

To propose to do something; intend

The historical society is aiming to restore the town hall.

Goalnoun

A result that one is attempting to achieve.

My lifelong goal is to get into a Hollywood movie.She failed in her goal to become captain of the team.

Aimnoun

The act of aiming

Take careful aim.

Goalnoun

In many sports, an area into which the players attempt to put an object.

Aimnoun

The ability to hit a target or intended point

a marksman with extraordinary aim.

Goalnoun

The act of placing the object into the goal.

Aimnoun

The degree of accuracy of a weapon or of a person aiming a weapon or propelled object

Your aim was way off on that throw.

Goalnoun

A point scored in a game as a result of placing the object into the goal.

Aimnoun

A purpose or intention toward which one's efforts are directed

My aim was to try to make him laugh.

Goalnoun

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.

Aimnoun

The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, or object, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, such as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.

Take time with the aim of your gun.to take aim

Goalverb

To score a goal

Aimnoun

The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.

Goalnoun

the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it;

the ends justify the means

Aimnoun

Intention or goal

My number one aim in life is to make money to make my parents, siblings and kids happy.

Goalnoun

a successful attempt at scoring;

the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play

Aimnoun

The ability of someone to aim straight; one's faculty for being able to hit a physical target

The police officer has excellent aim, always hitting the bullseye in shooting practice.

Goalnoun

game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points

Aimnoun

(obsolete) Conjecture; guess.

Goalnoun

the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey);

a crowd assembled at the finishhe was nearly exhuasted as their destination came into view

Aimverb

(intransitive) To point or direct a missile, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it

He aimed at the target, but the arrow flew straight over it.

Aimverb

(intransitive) To direct the intention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor;—followed by at, or by an infinitive

to aim at a passto aim to do well in life

Aimverb

(transitive) To direct or point (e.g. a weapon), at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object

to aim an arrow at the deerShe aimed a punch at her ex-boyfriend.

Aimverb

(transitive) To direct (something verbal) towards a certain person, thing, or group

to aim a satirical comment at Communists in general

Aimverb

To guess or conjecture.

Aimnoun

an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;

his intent was to provide a new translationgood intentions are not enoughit was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needshe made no secret of his designs

Aimnoun

the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable);

the sole object of her trip was to see her children

Aimnoun

the action of directing something at an object;

he took aim and fired

Aimnoun

the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

Aimverb

aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment;

Please don't aim at your little brother!He trained his gun on the burglarDon't train your camera on the womenTake a swipe at one's opponent

Aimverb

propose or intend;

I aim to arrive at noon

Aimverb

move into a desired direction of discourse;

What are you driving at?

Aimverb

specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Aimverb

intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;

He aimed his fists towards his opponent's facecriticism directed at her superiordirect your anger towards others, not towards yourself

Aimverb

direct (a remark) toward an intended goal;

She wanted to aim a pun

Aimverb

have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal