What does encouragement mean?

Definitions for encouragement
ɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈkʌr-en·cour·age·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. encouragementnoun

    the expression of approval and support

  2. boost, encouragementnoun

    the act of giving hope or support to someone

  3. encouragementnoun

    the feeling of being encouraged

Wiktionary

  1. encouragementnoun

    The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity.

    All generous encouragement of arts. -Otway.

  2. encouragementnoun

    That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance, reward etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people.

    To think of his paternal care, Is a most sweet encouragement to prayer. -Byron.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Encouragementnoun

    Etymology: from encourage.

    Such strength of heart
    Thy conduct and example gives; nor small
    Encouragement, Godolphin, wise and just. Phillips.

    For when he dies, farewel all honour, bounty,
    All generous encouragement of arts. Thomas Otway, Orphan.

    The reproach of immorality will lie heaviest against an established religion, because those who have no religion will profess themselves of that which has the encouragement of the law. John Rogers, Sermon 9.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Encouragementnoun

    the act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity

  2. Encouragementnoun

    that which serves to incite, support, promote, or advance, as favor, countenance, reward, etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. encouragement.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'encouragement' in Nouns Frequency: #2299

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of encouragement in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of encouragement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of encouragement in a Sentence

  1. Ellis Landreth:

    All I was expecting was a few of my followers to show him some encouragement and support, and that he wasn't' weird' or' sad' for preferring to read.

  2. Tudor Dixon:

    I am honored by the tremendous encouragement I've received to run and look forward to sharing our vision of an ambitious, bright future for our state with Michiganders, it is time to reopen, rebuild, and restore Michigan. But to do that, we have to turn the page on Governor Whitmer's record of failed leadership.

  3. Lindsay Farrer:

    The take-home message is that people who are in their 30s and early 40s need to have their lipids and blood sugar measured. That's the only way you'll detect any issues, but many people that age feel they're healthy and say,' Why do I need to see a doctor all the time ?' So it's encouragement for people to start having regular checkups at that period of Lindsay Farrer life.

  4. Harper Lee:

    I never expected any sort of success with 'Mockingbird,' i didn't expect the book to sell in the first place. I was hoping for a quick and merciful death at the hands of reviewers, but at the same time I sort of hoped that maybe someone would like it enough to give me encouragement. Public encouragement. I hoped for a little, as I said, but I got rather a whole lot, and in some ways this was just about as frightening as the quick, merciful death I'd expected.

  5. Addison:

    It is very hard for the mind to disengage itself from a subject on which it has been long employed. The thoughts will be rising of themselves from time to time, though we have given them no encouragement, as the tossings and fluctuations of the sea continue several hours after the winds are laid.

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