Definition of achievement in English:

achievement

noun

  • 1A thing done successfully, typically by effort, courage, or skill.

    ‘to reach this stage is a great achievement’
    • ‘Even so, for an entire family to achieve Black Belt status is a remarkable achievement.’
    • ‘His first album appeared in late 1961, a remarkable achievement for a hick who'd landed in the city only a few months earlier.’
    • ‘A remarkable achievement for someone who is well over 80, and is often accused of being neither use nor ornament.’
    • ‘Always be honest about your achievements and skills and make sure the information is up to date.’
    • ‘He is congratulated on his wonderful achievement and wished continued success in the future.’
    • ‘I want to congratulate them on their achievements as it is remarkable in how they did it.’
    • ‘It is a remarkable achievement for the club and establishes them as one of the best ladies club sides ever to come out of the province.’
    • ‘This will be an influential book, and is a remarkable achievement.’
    • ‘Winning the French Open the year before had been a remarkable achievement, but he had to beat his old friend, Alex Corretja, to do it.’
    • ‘This was Simon's third year in a row to win the National Long Jump title, a remarkable achievement.’
    • ‘It was a remarkable achievement and was hailed genius after his predicted crash of 1929 occurred.’
    • ‘It will be a remarkable achievement for the whole of the State, which has a persisting tendency to delay projects.’
    • ‘McCarthy is only 19 years old and to reach a World final and finish fifth is a remarkable achievement.’
    • ‘The building is truly a remarkable achievement and is the result of much planning and hard work by all involved.’
    • ‘Woetzel now seems to be well on her way to matching her sporting achievements with similar success on stage.’
    • ‘That's a remarkable achievement given the bitter division between those two parties.’
    • ‘Such a remarkable achievement was made just four years and four months after the service was introduced.’
    • ‘If offers a wide ranging programme for all ages which in itself is a remarkable achievement for the organisers.’
    • ‘That is a remarkable achievement given the present redevelopment work which has disrupted movement around the city centre.’
    • ‘It's a remarkable achievement, a testimony to Hall's skill, his knowledge and motivational qualities.’
    attainment, reaching, gaining, winning, acquirement, procurement
    accomplishment, attainment, feat, performance, undertaking, act, action, deed, effort, exploit, manoeuvre, operation, enterprise
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  • 2The process or fact of achieving something.

    ‘the achievement of professional recognition’
    ‘assessing ability in terms of academic achievement’
    ‘a sense of achievement’
    • ‘Whizzing along on the train, there was a sense of achievement recalling how we had cycled all that way only 48 hours earlier.’
    • ‘Yet the buzz and sense of achievement that referees and officials in all guises seem to feel continues to amaze me.’
    • ‘Nowadays we live in a culture that puts enormous stock in the achievement of flashy early success.’
    • ‘When I write and hit the publish button, I feel a proud sense of achievement and accomplishment.’
    • ‘For all the children, sport offers a tangible sense of achievement.’
    • ‘She is being put through her paces by mate Lorraine and says she will feel a sense of achievement in completing the 5km race.’
    • ‘After struggling to get yourself to the top, there is a real sense of achievement, and if it's not raining, the views can be fantastic.’
    • ‘It felt quite relaxing for a change, so perhaps the month off the writing did me some good, and by the end of it I had a real sense of achievement.’
    • ‘I get a real sense of achievement working from home - I get far more done, even if it is the weekend when I should be out playing in the sun.’
    • ‘There's a sense of achievement when you buy yourself something special, because you know you have worked hard to get it.’
    • ‘We should be aware of what can hamper our achievement and make the effort to overcome it.’
    • ‘The other side effect is the lack of a sense of achievement or recognition.’
    • ‘Our service aims to support schools and families across the county in raising ethnic minority achievement, through bilingual assistance, projects, training and advisory support.’
    • ‘Once at the bottom, we were all overwhelmed by the sense of achievement we had gained from our perseverance.’
    • ‘For both of them, the biggest pluses of losing weight have been buying lots of new clothes and also the sense of achievement.’
    • ‘The author, like the sailor, could end up badly battered, or be greatly praised for his courage, skill and achievement.’
    • ‘I get a sense of achievement from not having a garden, and I've always tried to live somewhere that doesn't have one.’
    • ‘Psychologists also claim that the sense of achievement after exercise also makes fitness enthusiasts feel better.’
    • ‘I love them because they're beautiful and because they're the symbol of kings and of my achievement and success.’
    • ‘After 15 days, we have become like one big happy family where there is a sense of achievement and belonging.’
    implementation, carrying out, accomplishment, performance, effecting, bringing off, bringing about, carrying off, carrying through, completion, enactment, enforcement, discharge, prosecution, engineering, attainment, realization, fulfilment
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  • 3Heraldry
    A representation of a coat of arms with all the adjuncts to which a bearer of arms is entitled.

    • ‘It was therefore important for each achievement of arms to be different from all others - at least in every generation.’
    • ‘This achievement is a good example of the canting coat.’
    • ‘The achievement is very complex, with twelve sections representing 12 families linked by marriage.’
    • ‘This full achievement illustrates the Azure, Gules, and Ermine mantling issuing from the twisted wreath on the helmet, silver with gold bars, signifying the earl to be a peer, and surmounted by a wyvern crest.’
    • ‘This stone shows the heraldic achievement of Henry, including, significantly for us, a stag, gorged, enclosed in a fence.’

Pronunciation

achievement

/əˈCHēvmənt//əˈtʃivmənt/