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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology

Compare French achèvement, English hatchment

Pronunciation

Noun

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achievement

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  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. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment. - Cussans

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External links

achievement” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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