What does achievement mean?

Definitions for achievement
əˈtʃiv məntachieve·ment

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word achievement.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accomplishment, achievementnoun

    the action of accomplishing something

Wiktionary

  1. achievementnoun

    The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his/her object.

  2. achievementnoun

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

  3. achievementnoun

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

  4. achievementnoun

    An award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective.

    Finishing the game does not give you a 100% score until you have unlocked all of the achievements.

  5. Etymology: achevement, from the verb achever, achiever. Compare Modern achèvement, English hatchment

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. An Achievementnoun

    Etymology: achevement, Fr.

    From every coast that heaven walks about,
    Have thither come the noble martial crew,
    That famous hard achievements still pursue. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    Then shall the war, and stern debate, and strife
    Immortal, be the bus’ness of my life;
    And in thy fane, the dusty spoils among,
    High on the burnish’d roof, my banner shall be hung;
    Rank’d with my champions bucklers, and below
    With arms revers’d, th’ achievements of the foe. John Dryden, Fab.

ChatGPT

  1. achievement

    Achievement refers to the successful completion or accomplishment of a goal, task, or objective, often resulting from hard work, skill, perseverance, or ability. It involves overcoming challenges or obstacles and can bring a sense of pride, satisfaction, or fulfillment. Achievements can be in various fields such as academics, sports, career, personal development, among others. They are often used as indicators of competence, talent, or progress.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Achievementnoun

    the act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his object

  2. Achievementnoun

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

  3. Achievementnoun

    an escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. achvement, E. Hatchment.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Achievement

    Success in bringing an effort to the desired end; the degree or level of success attained in some specified area (esp. scholastic) or in general.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. achievement

    A signal exploit; escutcheon; armorial bearings granted for achievement.

Editors Contribution

  1. achievement

    To achieve a specific task, goal, plan or project.

    They have notable achievements between them and look forward to their wedding day.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'achievement' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3149

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'achievement' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4795

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'achievement' in Nouns Frequency: #988

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of achievement in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of achievement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of achievement in a Sentence

  1. Marshall Mintz:

    Sometimes I do get a 10-year-old who wants to improve but a lot of times its the parents coming in and wanting little Janey to excel more and I usually wind up pointing out that at this point it really is crucial to just emphasize having fun and enjoying sport, then I usually get fired because they dont like my message, which is de-emphasizing the perfectionism and the achievement and the results.

  2. Thomas Prendergast:

    Fifty years after it opened, the longest vehicular suspension bridge in the United States remains an incredible achievement of engineering and architecture.

  3. Maureen Dobbins:

    The evidence demonstrates a clear link between physical activity and student achievement, so while math, science, language etc. are important, time spent engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity is an important strategy in helping teens achieve academic success.

  4. Helen Hayes:

    My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.

  5. Brian Whitney:

    It is a love-hate relationship, there is a glamor to it, there's an achievement, but the toll that takes on Brian Whitney personal and professional and marital life is significant.

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Translations for achievement

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  • إنجازArabic
  • ҡаҙанышBashkir
  • дасягне́ннеBelarusian
  • постижение, подвиг, изпълнениеBulgarian
  • úspěchCzech
  • resultat, udførelse, bedrift, præstationDanish
  • Vollendung, ErrungenschaftGerman
  • κατόρθωμαGreek
  • logroSpanish
  • دستاوردPersian
  • saavutus, vaakunakilpiFinnish
  • haut fait, succès, accomplissement, réalisationFrench
  • ard-nhee, ard-obbyrManx
  • उपलब्धिHindi
  • prestazione, stemma, blasone, realizzazione, conquista, impresa, successo, vittoria, risultato, rendimento, conseguimento, gestaItalian
  • 業績, 到達, 成績, 達成, 成果Japanese
  • ಸಾಧನೆKannada
  • 업적, 성과, 달성Korean
  • consecutionemLatin
  • tutukitangaMāori
  • постигнување, дело, достигнување, успех, подвигMacedonian
  • verwezenlijking, prestatieDutch
  • oppnåelseNorwegian
  • dokonanie, osiągnięciePolish
  • realização, feitoPortuguese
  • realizareRomanian
  • дости, успех, подвиг, исполнение, свершение, достижение, выполнениеRussian
  • דערגרייהYiddish
  • 成就Chinese

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