Ambition vs. Goal

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

Ambitionnoun

Eager or inordinate desire for some object that confers distinction, as preferment, honor, superiority, political power, or literary fame; desire to distinguish one's self from other people.

My son, John, wants to be a firefighter very much. He has a lot of ambition.

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.

Ambitionnoun

(countable) An object of an ardent desire.

My ambition is to own a helicopter.

Goalnoun

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

Ambitionnoun

A desire, as in (sense 1), for another person to achieve these things.

Goalnoun

The act of placing the object into the goal.

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Ambitionnoun

(uncountable) A personal quality similar to motivation, not necessarily tied to a single goal.

Goalnoun

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

Ambitionnoun

(obsolete) The act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or any other object of desire; canvassing.

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.

Ambitionverb

To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet.

Pausanias, ambitioning the sovereignty of Greece, bargains with Xerxes for his daughter in marriage. — Trumbull.

Goalverb

To score a goal

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Ambitionnoun

a cherished desire;

his ambition is to own his own business

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

Ambitionnoun

a strong drive for success

Goalnoun

a successful attempt at scoring;

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

Ambitionverb

have as one's ambition

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

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