What does agreement mean?
Definitions for agreement
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word agreement.
the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
"they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"
compatibility of observations
"there was no agreement between theory and measurement"; "the results of two tests were in correspondence"
harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
"the two parties were in agreement"
the thing arranged or agreed to
"they made arrangements to meet in Chicago"
the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations
the verbal act of agreeing
An understanding between entities to follow a specific course of conduct.
A state whereby several parties share a view or opinion; the state of not contradicting one another.
The results of my experiment are in agreement with those of Michelson and with the law of General Relativity.
A legally binding contract enforceable in a court of law.
Rules that exist in many languages that force some parts of a sentence to be used or inflected differently depending on certain attributes of other parts.
An agreeable quality.
Etymology: From agreement, agrément.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: agrement, Fr. in law Latin agreamentum, which Edward Coke would willingly derive from aggregatio mentium.
What agreement is there between the hyena and the dog? and what peace between the rich and the poor? Ecclus, xiii. 18.
Expansion and duration have this farther agreement, that though they are both considered by us as having parts, yet their parts are not separable one from another. John Locke.
And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. Isaiah, xxviii. 18.
Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me, and then eat ye every man of his own vine, and every one of his fig-tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his cistern. 2 Kings, xviii. 31.
Frog had given his word, that he would meet the above-mentioned company at the Salutation, to talk of this agreement. John Arbuthnot, History of John Bull.
state of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character; concurrence; concord; conformity; as, a good agreement subsists among the members of the council
concord or correspondence of one word with another in gender, number, case, or person
a concurrence in an engagement that something shall be done or omitted; an exchange of promises; mutual understanding, arrangement, or stipulation; a contract
the language, oral or written, embodying reciprocal promises
Agreement or concord happens when a word changes form depending on the other words to which it relates. It is an instance of inflection, and usually involves making the value of some grammatical category "agree" between different words or parts of the sentence. For example, in Standard English, one may say I am or he is, but not "I is" or "he am". This is because the grammar of the language requires that the verb and its subject agree in person. The pronouns I and he are first and third person respectively, as are the verb forms am and is. The verb form must be selected so that it has the same person as the subject. The agreement based on overt grammatical categories as above is formal agreement, in contrast to notional agreement, which is based on meaning. For instance, the phrase The United States is treated as singular for purposes of agreement, even though it is formally plural.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Except vessels of less than eighty tons register, the master of a ship must enter into an agreement with every seaman whom he carries from any port in Great Britain as one of his crew; and that agreement must be in the form sanctioned by the Board of Trade. (See RUNNING AGREEMENT.)
A binding contract in legislation.
The unity governmental agreement is accurate, fair and just.
Submitted by MaryC on December 28, 2019
United in belief, opinion or choice.
The agreement was simple, we work together as one team to achieve our goals.
Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'agreement' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #718
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'agreement' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1568
Rank popularity for the word 'agreement' in Nouns Frequency: #246
The numerical value of agreement in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of agreement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of agreement in a Sentence
Our UAW John Deere national bargaining team went back to our local members after the previous tentative agreement and canvassed the concerns and priorities of membership.
... Following our patent agreement, we've now agreed to withdraw regulatory complaints against one another.
We are going to accompany the current government in this negotiation, we are going to be very respectful, and we are going to support the signing of the agreement.
If we want to be in compliance with the Paris agreement, we will need next year to enhance our commitments to reduce emissions, and we must confirm new commitments for 2030 and 2050, the cooperation between China and the European Union in this respect is decisive.
Instead of complying with the terms of the commercial agreement that the two companies negotiated and agreed to in 2015, Walmart is attempting to avoid its obligation to provide a signature option for their customers when paying with a Visa debit card.
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Translations for agreement
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- اتفاقية, عقد, اقرارArabic
- съгласие, съглашение, съгласуване, договорBulgarian
- shoda, soulad, domluva, souhlas, dohodaCzech
- enighed, aftale, overensstemmelse, samtykkeDanish
- Einvernehmen, Kongruenz, Vereinbarung, Zustimmung, Übereinstimmung, Vertrag, EinigkeitGerman
- συνθήκη, συμφωνία, συμφωνητικόGreek
- convenio, acuerdo, contrato, concordanciaSpanish
- leping, kokkulepeEstonian
- پیمان, توافقPersian
- sopimus, yksimielisyysFinnish
- entente, pacte, accord, contratFrench
- aonta, aontachadh, còrdadhScottish Gaelic
- הסכמה, הסכםHebrew
- concordanza, consenso, accordo, patto, convenzione, contrattoItalian
- 合意, 納得, 賛成, 一致, 協定Japanese
- макулдук, тууралаштыруу, келишим, макулдашууKyrgyz
- foedus, sponsio, congruentia, pactumLatin
- whakaaetanga, kirimanaMāori
- goedkeuring, afspraak, overeenstemming, contract, overeenkomstDutch
- avtale, overensstemmelse, kongruens, samtykke, enighetNorwegian
- ałgáádeitʼááhNavajo, Navaho
- umowa, porozumienie, zgoda, związek zgodyPolish
- contrato, acordo, pacto, concordância, consensoPortuguese
- договорённость, согласие, согласование, соглашение, договорRussian
- споразум, saglasnost, sporazum, сагласностSerbo-Croatian
- dogovor, soglasje, pogodbaSlovene
- avtal, enighet, samtycke, kongruens, överensstämmelse, överenskommelseSwedish
- maagano, mkatabaSwahili
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