What does appreciation mean?

Definitions for appreciationəˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word appreciation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appreciation, grasp, hold(noun)

    understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

    "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

  2. taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness(noun)

    delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)

    "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

  3. appreciation(noun)

    an expression of gratitude

    "he expressed his appreciation in a short note"

  4. admiration, appreciation(noun)

    a favorable judgment

    "a small token in admiration of your works"

  5. appreciation(noun)

    an increase in price or value

    "an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"


  1. appreciation(Noun)

    A just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence.

  2. appreciation(Noun)

    Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.

    His foreboding showed his appreciation of Henry's character. uE000108999uE001J. R. Green.

  3. appreciation(Noun)

    A rise in value;opposed to depreciation.

  4. Origin: From appréciation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appreciation(noun)

    a just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence

  2. Appreciation(noun)

    accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors

  3. Appreciation(noun)

    a rise in value; -- opposed to depreciation

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. apprciation.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appreciation' in Nouns Frequency: #2498


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appreciation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appreciation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Thompson:

    You get the high quality, the room for appreciation and the yield.

  2. Olivia Wilde:

    It's going to be a Beyonce listening party, appreciation, dance off.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Life is for happiness and we feel it with appreciation and kindness.

  4. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    he G & A Forum promotes gratitude and appreciation ad infinitum!

  5. Katie Couric in September 2008:

    I've read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press.

Images & Illustrations of appreciation

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Translations for appreciation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تقديرArabic
  • оценяване, висока оценка, благодарност, отчитане, разбиранеBulgarian
  • gwerthfawrogiadWelsh
  • Wertschätzung, Dankbarkeit, Wertzunahme, Würdigung, Beurteilung, AnerkennungGerman
  • apreciaciónSpanish
  • appréciationFrench
  • penghargaanIndonesian
  • apprezzamentoItalian
  • 感謝Japanese
  • 감사Korean
  • ته‌قدیرKurdish
  • extollaturLatin
  • takknemlighetNorwegian
  • apreciaçãoPortuguese
  • apreciereRomanian
  • оценка, высокая оценка, признательность, благодарность, вздорожание, повышение ценностиRussian

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