What does achievement mean?

Definitions for achievement
əˈtʃiv məntachieve·ment

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

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. Randi Weingarten:

    It's common sense, the fixation on high-stakes testing hasn't moved the needle on student achievement.

  2. Bertrand Piccard:

    More than an achievement in the history of aviation, Solar Impulse has made history in energy, i’m sure that within the next 10 years we’ll see electric airplanes carrying 50 passengers on short- to medium-haul flights.

  3. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    Evolve from peak to peak, from Achievement to Fulfillment until you scale the Highest peak and you are liberated, and find yourself in an ocean of Bliss.

  4. Zenith Irfan:

    It wasn't very powerful and I had to take it up the mountain, so when I finally reached the destination, it was a huge achievement.

  5. David Wells:

    God's people have no assurances that the dark experiences of life will be held at bay, much less that God will provide some sort of running commentary on the meaning of each day's allotment of confusion, boredom, pain, or 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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