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definition of the word achievement

by the Wiktionnary

Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Compare French achèvement, English hatchment

Singular
achievement

Plural
achievements

achievement (plural achievements)

  1. The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his/her object.
  2. A great or heroic deed; something accomplished by valor, boldness, or praiseworthy exertion; a feat.
    [The exploits] of the ancient saints ... do far surpass the most famous achievements of pagan heroes. - Barrow
    The highest achievements of the human intellect. - Macaulay
  3. (heraldry) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment. - Cussans
  4. (video games) An award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective in an Xbox 360 video game, adding to the player's gamerscore.

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