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. Theodore Roosevelt, Paris, Sorbonne 1910:

    It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.

  2. Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah:

    Our country’s path faces serious problems and big challenges which call for putting in place a comprehensive reform programme, there is no room for wasting more efforts, time and capabilities on fabricated conflicts, disputes and settling accounts which have become a source of frustration and discontent for citizens and an obstacle to any achievement.

  3. Brittany Precosky:

    I think one of the biggest things about pandemic is going to be a huge achievement gap, it feels like something we've been fighting for a long time just got bigger.

  4. Brooks Atkinson:

    The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty.

  5. Lois McMaster Bujold:

    I don't confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow isthe higher achievement.

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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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