achievement Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the action of accomplishing something


A*chieve"ment noun
Cf. F. achèvement, E. Hatchment.
  1. The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his 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. (Her.) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment. Cussans.

Webster 1913