What does commitment mean?

Definitions for commitment
kəˈmɪt məntcom·mit·ment

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. committedness, commitmentnoun

    the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose

    "a man of energy and commitment"

  2. commitment, allegiance, loyalty, dedicationnoun

    the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action

    "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"

  3. commitmentnoun

    an engagement by contract involving financial obligation

    "his business commitments took him to London"

  4. commitment, dedicationnoun

    a message that makes a pledge

  5. commitment, committal, consignmentnoun

    the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)

Wiktionary

  1. commitmentnoun

    The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially:

  2. commitmentnoun

    The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review

  3. commitmentnoun

    Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution

  4. commitmentnoun

    Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially:

  5. commitmentnoun

    Assuming a financial obligation at a future date

  6. commitmentnoun

    Being bound emotionally/intellectually to a course of action or to another person/other persons.

  7. commitmentnoun

    Perpetration, in a negative manner, as in a crime or mistake.

  8. commitmentnoun

    State of being pledged or engaged.

  9. commitmentnoun

    The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.

  10. commitmentnoun

    The act of being locked away, such as in an institution for the mentally ill or jail.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Commitmentnoun

    Act of sending to prison; imprisonment.

    Etymology: from commit.

    It did not appear by any new examinations or commitments, that any other person of quality was discovered or appeached. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    They were glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower, whence he was within few days enlarged. Edward Hyde.

    I have been considering, ever since my commitment, what it might be proper to deliver upon this occasion. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commitmentnoun

    the act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison

  2. Commitmentnoun

    a warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus

  3. Commitmentnoun

    the act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill

  4. Commitmentnoun

    a doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission

  5. Commitmentnoun

    the act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged

Freebase

  1. Commitment

    "Commitment" is the title of a song written by Tony Colton, Tony Marty and Bobby Wood, and recorded by American country music artist LeAnn Rimes. It was released in April 1998 as the lead single from her album Sittin' on Top of the World. The song placed at #4 on the US country charts, #38 in the UK. It was later featured on Rimes' Greatest Hits and its international version, The Best of LeAnn Rimes.

Editors Contribution

  1. commitment

    To agree to a specific action, task or goal.

    The commitment was there, they both knew they would achieve it easily and get married well before they had planned.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  


  2. commitment

    To trust to do or complete.

    The commitment is simple, to continue to the moment all feel the freedom in our souls.


    Submitted by MaryC on July 30, 2020  


  3. commitment

    To agree to do a specific role, job description, task, contract or project for a specific purpose or unit of time.

    The commitment to our future spouse is for life.


    Submitted by MaryC on July 30, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commitment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1844

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commitment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2185

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commitment' in Nouns Frequency: #670

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commitment in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commitment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of commitment in a Sentence

  1. Malcolm Turnbull:

    They voted ‘yes’ for fairness, they voted ‘yes’ for commitment, they voted ‘yes’ for love, now it is up to us here in the Parliament of Australia to get on with it, to get on with the job the Australian people have tasked us to do and get this done this year before Christmas — that must be our commitment.

  2. Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney:

    Heartbreaking to hear that Ron Rolfes was killed this weekend while in New Orleans looking for a wedding venue with Ron Rolfes sweetheart, a fellow Tulane University graduate, ron Rolfes commitment and dedication to our effort made Ron Rolfes an invaluable part of the campaign.

  3. Dimple Chaudhary:

    This hard-fought victory means safer water for Flint. For the first time, there will be an enforceable commitment to get the lead pipes out of the ground, the people of Flint are owed at least this much.

  4. Dante Disparte:

    It requires a certain boldness and fortitude to take on an endeavor as ambitious as Libra — a generational opportunity to get things right and improve financial inclusion, commitment to that mission is more important to us than anything else. We're better off knowing about this lack of commitment now, rather than later.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    This reflects my personal commitment, and the national commitment of the United States, to a strong and enduring partnership with your 10 nations.

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Translations for commitment

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  • التزامArabic
  • абавяза́цельстваBelarusian
  • обещание, извършване, обвързване, ангажимент, обвързаностBulgarian
  • Einsatz, Engagement, Einweisung, Einstandspflicht, Verbindlichkeit, Hingabe, Obligo, BindungGerman
  • δέσμευσηGreek
  • sindevontigoEsperanto
  • compromiso, promesa, acuerdoSpanish
  • lähettäminen, sulkeminen, sitoutuneisuus, sitoutuminen, syyllistyminen, sitoumus, vankilatuomio, vangitseminen, velvoittaminen, sitouttaminen, tuomio, syyllisyysFinnish
  • engagementFrench
  • tiomantasIrish
  • מחויבותHebrew
  • प्रतिबद्धताHindi
  • komitmenIndonesian
  • dedizione, impegno, promessa, serietàItalian
  • מחויבותHebrew
  • コミットメントJapanese
  • ಬದ್ಧತೆKannada
  • officiumLatin
  • rurukuMāori
  • verplichting, engagement, verbintenisDutch
  • forpliktingNorwegian Nynorsk
  • tvangsinnlegging, tvangsinnleggelse, forplikting, overlatelse, overlating, forpliktelse, engasjementNorwegian
  • compromissoPortuguese
  • заключение, приверженность, вручение, обязательство, совершениеRussian
  • engagemangSwedish
  • taahhütTurkish
  • commitmentUkrainian
  • عزمUrdu
  • 承诺Chinese

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