What does responsibility mean?

Definitions for responsibility
rɪˌspɒn səˈbɪl ɪ tire·spon·si·bil·i·ty

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word responsibility.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. duty, responsibility, obligationnoun

    the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

    "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr

  2. province, responsibilitynoun

    the proper sphere or extent of your activities

    "it was his province to take care of himself"

  3. responsibility, responsiblenessnoun

    a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct

    "he holds a position of great responsibility"

Wiktionary

  1. responsibilitynoun

    The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

    Responsibility is a heavy burden.

  2. responsibilitynoun

    A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.

  3. responsibilitynoun

    The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).

  4. responsibilitynoun

    The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).

Wikipedia

  1. Responsibility

    Responsibility is a song by punk rock band, MxPx. It was released in 2000 and appeared on their sixth album The Ever Passing Moment and was a minor radio hit, peaking at #24 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. The video, which is directed by The Malloys, features Mike, Tom, and Yuri messing around and causing mayhem while caddying at a golf course, and also includes an appearance by Cheers star George Wendt. The song was featured in the Daria Television Movie Is It Fall Yet?. It also was featured in the show Drake & Josh in the episode "Driver's License", and the show's soundtrack.

ChatGPT

  1. responsibility

    Responsibility refers to a duty, obligation or liability someone is held accountable for. It involves the state of being responsible, potentially resulting in blame if duties are not fulfilled satisfactorily. It can also refer to the ability to act independently and make decisions without authorization.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Responsibilitynoun

    the state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation

  2. Responsibilitynoun

    that for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power

  3. Responsibilitynoun

    ability to answer in payment; means of paying

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. responsabilit.]

Wikidata

  1. Responsibility

    "Responsibility" is a song by pop punk band MxPx. It was released in 2000 and appeared on their sixth album The Ever Passing Moment and was a minor radio hit, peaking at #24 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. The video, which is directed by The Malloys, features Mike, Tom, and Yuri messing around and causing mayhem while caddying at a golf course, and also includes an appearance by Cheers star George Wendt. The song was featured in the Daria Television Movie Is It Fall Yet?. It was also featured in the show Drake & Josh in the episode "Driver's License", and the show's soundtrack.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. responsibility

    1. The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. 2. The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual. See also accountability.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. responsibility

    Often a wholesome restraint; but the bugbear of an inefficient officer.

Editors Contribution

  1. responsibility

    The quality and action of being responsible.

    The responsibility for our marriage is with both of us, we love and honor each other and that creates the joy and motivation to continue to create that joy, unity, love, desire and other amazing things.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'responsibility' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1108

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'responsibility' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1254

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'responsibility' in Nouns Frequency: #364

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of responsibility in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of responsibility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of responsibility in a Sentence

  1. Principal Adriana Lepe-Ramirez:

    We all need to understand the power of our words and actions, and we must take responsibility for the decisions we make each and every day, at Escondido High School we will continue to work every day to build a culture of family and unity across our community.

  2. Mayor LaToya Cantrell:

    Contract tracing comes with the responsibility of all of us, general public, know where you're going, take... notes( to) remind yourself of where you've been.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    We are here to advance the cause of women and to advance the cause of democracy and to make it absolutely clear that the two are inseparable. There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives.

  4. Keir Starmer:

    I am putting the prime minister on notice that he has got to get a grip and restore public confidence in the government's handling of the epidemic, if we see a sharp rise in the R rate, the infection rate ... responsibility for that falls squarely at the door of No 10. We all know the public have made huge sacrifices. This mismanagement of the last few weeks is the responsibility of the government.

  5. Jeffrey Norman:

    You're not going to police your way out of this, everyone has to share responsibility when it comes to kids.

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