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Goal vs. Wish

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Main Difference

The main difference between Goal and Wish is that the Goal is a desired result or outcome and Wish is a desire

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  • Goal (noun)

    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."

  • Goal (noun)

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

  • Goal (noun)

    The act of placing the object into the goal.

  • Goal (noun)

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

  • Goal (noun)

    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.

  • Goal (verb)

    To score a goal

  • Wish (noun)

    A desire, hope, or longing for something or for something to happen.

  • Wish (noun)

    An expression of such a desire, often connected with ideas of magic and supernatural power.

  • Wish (noun)

    The thing desired or longed for.

    "My dearest wish is to see them happily married."

  • Wish (noun)

    A water meadow.

  • Wish (verb)

    To desire; to want.

    "I'll come tomorrow, if you wish it."

  • Wish (verb)

    To hope (for a particular outcome).

  • Wish (verb)

    To bestow (a thought or gesture) towards (someone or something).

    "We wish you a Merry Christmas."

  • Wish (verb)

    To request or desire to do an activity.

  • Wish (verb)

    To recommend; to seek confidence or favour on behalf of.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Goal (noun)

    The mark set to bound a race, and to or around which the constestants run, or from which they start to return to it again; the place at which a race or a journey is to end.

  • Goal (noun)

    The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain.

  • Goal (noun)

    A base, station, or bound used in various games as the point or object which a team must reach in order to score points; in certain games, the point which the ball or puck must pass in order for points to be scored. In football, it is a line between two posts across which the ball must pass in order to score points; in soccer or ice hockey, it is a net at each end of the soccer field into which the soccer ball or hocjey puck must be propelled; in basketball, it is the basket{7} suspended from the backboard, through which the basketball must pass.

  • Goal (noun)

    The act or instance of propelling the ball or puck into or through the goal{3}, thus scoring points; as, to score a goal.

  • Wish (verb)

    To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker.

  • Wish

    To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or disposition toward.

  • Wish

    To frame or express desires concerning; to invoke in favor of, or against, any one; to attribute, or cal down, in desire; to invoke; to imprecate.

  • Wish

    To recommend; to seek confidence or favor in behalf of.

  • Wish (noun)

    Desire; eager desire; longing.

  • Wish (noun)

    Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation.

  • Wish (noun)

    A thing desired; an object of desire.

Webster Dictionary
  • Goal (noun)

    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"

  • Goal (noun)

    a successful attempt at scoring;

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

  • Goal (noun)

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

  • Goal (noun)

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

    "a crowd assembled at the finish"

    "he was nearly exhuasted as their destination came into view"

  • Wish (noun)

    a specific feeling of desire;

    "he got his wish"

    "he was above all wishing and desire"

  • Wish (noun)

    an expression of some desire or inclination;

    "I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave"

    "his crying was an indirect request for attention"

  • Wish (noun)

    (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare;

    "give him my kind regards"

    "my best wishes"

  • Wish (noun)

    the particular preference that you have;

    "it was his last wish"

    "they should respect the wishes of the people"

  • Wish (verb)

    hope for; have a wish;

    "I wish I could go home now"

  • Wish (verb)

    prefer or wish to do something;

    "Do you care to try this dish?"

    "Would you like to come along to the movies?"

  • Wish (verb)

    have in mind;

    "I will take the exam tomorrow"

  • Wish (verb)

    make or express a wish;

    "I wish that Christmas were over"

  • Wish (verb)

    feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of

  • Wish (verb)

    order politely; express a wish for

  • Wish (verb)

    invoke upon;

    "wish you a nice evening"

    "bid farewell"

Princeton's WordNet

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