Definitions for: Achievement


[n] the action of accomplishing something



Webster (1913) Definition: A*chieve"ment (-ment), n. [Cf. F. ach[`e]vement,
E. Hatchment.]
1. The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by
exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the
achievement of his object.

2. A great or heroic deed; something accomplished by valor,
boldness, or praiseworthy exertion; a feat.

[The exploits] of the ancient saints . . . do far
surpass the most famous achievements of pagan
heroes. --Barrow.

The highest achievements of the human intellect.
--Macaulay.

3. (Her.) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally
applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment.
--Cussans.

Synonyms: accomplishment

See Also: accomplished fact, action, arrival, attainment, base on balls, close call, close shave, completion, credit, deed, effort, enlisting, exploit, face saver, face saving, fait accompli, feat, freeing, going, haymaking, liberation, masterpiece, masterstroke, narrow escape, pass, performance, reaching, record, recruitment, release, sledding, smooth, squeak, squeaker, track record, walk

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