Dutch English Dictionary

Nederlands, Vlaams - English

doel in English:

1. purpose purpose

A good purpose makes hard work a pleasure.
useful purpose
The mind always loves to tack on to something, and when it doesn't have anything good for that purpose, it turns to the evil.
For many years I thought that it was beauty alone that gave significance to life and that the only purpose that could be assigned to the generations that succeed one another on the face of this crowded earth was to produce an artist now and then.
The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.
When there was despair in the dust bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs, a new sense of common purpose. Yes, we can.
But, if by that, morale drops wouldn't that defeat the purpose of the exercise?
He makes good use of the pheasants he hunts. He has a purpose for every part of the bird.
It is not my purpose to investigate the impact of Emmet's theory on biology.
More than ever do we need goals or leading ideas that will give purpose to whatever we are doing.
Christopher Columbus disliked Spanish brothels, as he found them dirty and too expensive. Instead, he would go out to sea, get lured in - on purpose - by the Siren's song, and then have a rocking good time.
I went to see the Immigration Officer who asked me detailed questions about the purpose of my visit and the amount of money I was bringing.
The walking stick serves the purpose of an advertisement that the bearer's hands are employed otherwise than in useful effort, and it therefore has utility as an evidence of leisure.

English word "doel"(purpose) occurs in sets:

Unit 2 studyboxes 1 and 2
35. Travelling (2)
35. Travelling (2)
Finish Up 91~100 EN-NL

2. aim aim

My aim is to learn enough English so I don't need to carry a dictionary with me when I travel.
Even when their main aim is to relax, travellers said that they enjoyed seeing the sights.
to aim
Beyond the novel, we come to works whose avowed aim is information.
No one in the village knew that the soldiers were taking aim at their village.
All of these sports and many others are dominated by the human urge to aim at something.
Granting that the aim is right, how will you carry out the plan?
Companions with the same aim, to carve out their own future, cooperate with each other.
They're some developers who aim to make a fast buck!
Our aim is that, when planning classes, we know how to select stimulating material for the students and how to put it into use.
They aimed to create products that were simple in design and could be easily mass produced. Some Bauhaus designers even tried to create an 'International Style', which would be suitable for all countries, cultures and traditions.
for/at sth / to do sth / be aimed at doing sth. - Aimed at higher efficiency or income
The government is aiming for 100% employment.
Sally hopes to get good marks because she’s aiming to go to university.

English word "doel"(aim) occurs in sets:

Engels A2 hoofdstuk 5 les 2

3. target target

His behavior was often a target of criticism.
The arrow hit the target.
The center of a target is called a "bull's eye."
Tom's shot missed the target by two feet.
Every time I practice shooting, I miss the target.
Her success made her the target of jealousy.
Which is your target?
It stopped short at a result far from the 10% taken as the target.
Your point may be a little off target, but it certainly is close.
Is the name 'Shinosuke' a target for teasing?
A good way to boost reading and listening skills in a target language is to read or listen to the news.
A man of weak will is the target of criticism; even his friends would badger him into correcting his defects.
This seminar will target senior marketing leaders from Japanese firms.
If one in one hundred rounds does not hit the target, it's not first-class shooting.
No matter how low the target, always aim higher.

English word "doel"(target) occurs in sets:

hoofdstuk 2 mavo 4 2
A3 ENG H2 L1