Definitions for Commitmentkəˈmɪt mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•mit•mentkəˈmɪt mənt(n.)

  1. the act of committing.

  2. the state of being committed.

  3. the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself.

  4. a pledge or promise:

    to make a commitment to pay bills on time.

  5. engagement; involvement:

    a sincere commitment to religion.

  6. perpetration or commission, as of a crime.

  7. consignment to or confinement in a prison, mental hospital, or other institution. a court order to confine someone in an institution.

  8. the act of referring a bill or proposal to a committee.

    Category: Government

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. committedness, commitment(noun)

    the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose

    "a man of energy and commitment"

  2. commitment, allegiance, loyalty, dedication(noun)

    the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action

    "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"

  3. commitment(noun)

    an engagement by contract involving financial obligation

    "his business commitments took him to London"

  4. commitment, dedication(noun)

    a message that makes a pledge

  5. commitment, committal, consignment(noun)

    the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. commitment(noun)əˈmɪt mənt

    a promise to do sth

    He had made a commitment to his family.

  2. commitmentəˈmɪt mənt

    a feeling of dedication

    her commitment to the cause

  3. commitmentəˈmɪt mənt

    sth you promised to do

    not able to come because of a previous commitment


  1. commitment(Noun)

    The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially:

  2. commitment(Noun)

    The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review

  3. commitment(Noun)

    Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution

  4. commitment(Noun)

    Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially:

  5. commitment(Noun)

    Assuming a financial obligation at a future date

  6. commitment(Noun)

    Being bound emotionally/intellectually to a course of action or to another person/other persons.

  7. commitment(Noun)

    Perpetration, in a negative manner, as in a crime or mistake.

  8. commitment(Noun)

    State of being pledged or engaged.

  9. commitment(Noun)

    The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.

  10. commitment(Noun)

    The act of being locked away, such as in an institution for the mentally ill or jail.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commitment(noun)

    the act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison

  2. Commitment(noun)

    a warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus

  3. Commitment(noun)

    the act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill

  4. Commitment(noun)

    a doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission

  5. Commitment(noun)

    the act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged


  1. Commitment

    "Commitment" is the title of a song written by Tony Colton, Tony Marty and Bobby Wood, and recorded by American country music artist LeAnn Rimes. It was released in April 1998 as the lead single from her album Sittin' on Top of the World. The song placed at #4 on the US country charts, #38 in the UK. It was later featured on Rimes' Greatest Hits and its international version, The Best of LeAnn Rimes.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Commitment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1844

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Commitment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2185

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Commitment' in Nouns Frequency: #670

Translations for Commitment

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She could not take the job because of family commitments.

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