What does encouragement mean?

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. encouragement(noun)

    the expression of approval and support

  2. boost, encouragement(noun)

    the act of giving hope or support to someone

  3. encouragement(noun)

    the feeling of being encouraged

Wiktionary

  1. encouragement(Noun)

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

    All generous encouragement of arts. -Otway.

  2. encouragement(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Encouragement(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. encouragement.]

  2. Encouragement(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. encouragement.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce encouragement?

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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. Paul Ryan:

    I have decided that I am not going to run for president in 2016, it is amazing the amount of encouragement I have gotten from people - from friends and supporters - but I feel like I am in a position to make a big difference where I am and I want to do that.

  2. Spencer Stone:

    Thanks to everyone who has sent encouragement during this challenging time, i'm focused now on healing and recovering and look forward to the next part of my journey.

  3. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha:

    I'm not worried about the work of the staff but I'm worried about time elapsed for those lost inside the cave, i've come to give everyone encouragement.

  4. Nahum Barnea:

    It doesn't begin with the Ethiopian Israelis and it doesn't end with them, hatred of the other, or of anyone perceived as being the other, is not only deeply rooted here, but it also receives encouragement from politicians on the eve of elections.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    The Bible is the Greatest book of wisdom and knowledge ever written and published. In fact, it is the most widely read book in the world, the most fiercely debated and the most often quoted book in history. Thus, the Bible is the Greatest book of all time. It is a collection of books that encompasses past or ancient stories, chronicles, teachings, laws, parables, proverbs, psalms, teachers, preachers, heroes, heroines, saints, kings, queens, prophecies, prophets, prophetesses, miracles, warnings, signs, wonders, mysteries, revelations (the past, present and future events collectively) and much more than that, including extraordinary insights or words of wisdom (encouragement) from Jesus Christ himself (the greatest teacher and inspirator of all time), king Solomon, king David, saint Paul among other ancient wise men and women. Billions of copies have been published and sold globally already. And many more copies will be published and sold sooner or later. In other words, the Bible has been read by the world as a whole. Even the posterity (all future generations ahead) will surely read the Bible. You can bet your bottom dollar. -Emeasoba George

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