Winning vs Achieving - What's the difference?

winning | achieving |


As verbs the difference between winning and achieving

is that winning is while achieving is .

As nouns the difference between winning and achieving

is that winning is the act of obtaining something, as in a contest or by competition while achieving is achievements, emphasizing the process of accomplishing them.

As an adjective winning

is that constitutes a win.

winning

English

Verb

(head)
  • Our horse was winning the race, but fell back just before the finish line.

    Derived terms

    * winnings

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • That constitutes a win.
  • the winning entry in the competition
    the winning lotto numbers
  • That leads to success.
  • a winning formula, strategy, etc.
  • Attractive.
  • a winning smile

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of obtaining something, as in a contest or by competition.
  • (chiefly, in the plural) The money, etc., gained by success in competition or contest, especially in gambling.
  • * Chaucer
  • Ye seek land and sea for your winnings .
  • (mining) A new opening.
  • The portion of a coalfield out for working.
  • See also

    * winnings * winningest ----

    achieving

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • achievements, emphasizing the process of accomplishing them.