noun the action of accomplishing something
Cf. F. achèvement
, E. Hatchment
- The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his object.
- 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.
The highest achievements of the human intellect.
- (Her.) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment.
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