Definitions for: Accomplishment


[n] the action of accomplishing something
[n] an ability that has been acquired by training



Webster (1913) Definition: Ac*com"plish*ment (-ment), n. [F.
accomplissement, fr. accomplir.]
1. The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion;
fulfillment; as, the accomplishment of an enterprise, of a
prophecy, etc.

2. That which completes, perfects, or equips thoroughly;
acquirement; attainment; that which constitutes excellence
of mind, or elegance of manners, acquired by education or
training. ``My new accomplishment of dancing.''
--Churchill. ``Accomplishments befitting a station.''
--Thackeray.

Accomplishments have taken virtue's place, And
wisdom falls before exterior grace. --Cowper.

Synonyms: achievement, acquirement, acquisition, attainment, skill

See Also: ability, accomplished fact, action, arrival, attainment, base on balls, close call, close shave, completion, craft, craftsmanship, credit, deed, effort, enlisting, exploit, face saver, face saving, fait accompli, feat, freeing, going, haymaking, horsemanship, liberation, literacy, marksmanship, masterpiece, masterstroke, narrow escape, numeracy, oarsmanship, pass, performance, power, reaching, record, recruitment, release, salesmanship, seamanship, showmanship, sledding, smooth, soldiering, soldiership, squeak, squeaker, swordsmanship, track record, walk, workmanship

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