What is the difference between Milestone and Achievement?

The difference between milestone and achievement

is that “milestone” is a stone milepost , one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road at regular intervals, typically at the side of the road or in a median and “achievement” is the act of achieving or performing; a successful performance; accomplishment.

milestone

achievement

Noun

  • A stone milepost (or by extension in other materials), one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road at regular intervals, typically at the side of the road or in a median.
  • An important event in a person’s life or career, in the history of a nation, in the life of some project, etc.

Synonyms

  • landmark

Related terms

  • mileage

Exemple

  • Death is another milestone on their way.
  • Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work.

Verb

  • To place milestones along (a road, etc.).
  • To plan out a project as a series of major steps.

Noun

  • The act of achieving or performing; a successful performance; accomplishment
  • A great or heroic deed or feat; something accomplished by valor or boldness
  • (heraldry) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment.
  • (video games) An award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective in a video game.
  • (grammar, semantics) The lexical aspect (aktionsart) of verbs or predicates that change in an instant.

Synonyms

  • accomplishment

Examples

  • The original family who had begun to build a palace to rival Nonesuch had died out before they had put up little more than the gateway, so that the actual structure which had come down to posterity retained the secret magic of a promise rather than the overpowering splendour of a great architectural achievement.
  • Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work. The achievement will transform neuroscience and serve as the starting point for asking questions we could not otherwise have answered, […].
  • [The exploits] of the ancient saints ; they do far surpass the most famous achievements of pagan heroes.
  • […] the English genius was effecting in science a revolution which will, to the end of time, be reckoned among the highest achievements of the human intellect.
  • Finishing the game does not give you a 100% score until you have unlocked all of the achievements.
  • Synonym: trophy
  • […] distinctions among states of affairs are reflected to a striking degree in distinctions among Aktionsart types. That is, situations are expressed by state verbs or predicates, events by achievement verbs or predicates, and actions by activity verbs or predicates.