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ac·com·plish·ment

 (ə-kŏm′plĭsh-mənt)
n.
1. The act of accomplishing or the state of being accomplished; completion: The accomplishment of this task has taken months.
2. Something carried out or completed successfully; an achievement: She was honored for her many accomplishments as a researcher.
3. An acquired skill or refinement: a singer known for his accomplishment in vocal technique.

accomplishment

(əˈkɒmplɪʃmənt; əˈkʌm-)
n
1. the act of carrying out or achieving
2. something achieved or successfully completed
3. (often plural) skill or talent
4. (often plural) social grace, style, and poise

ac•com•plish•ment

(əˈkɒm plɪʃ mənt)

n.
1. an act or instance of carrying into effect; fulfillment.
2. something done admirably or creditably.
3. anything accomplished; achievement.
4. a grace or skill expected in polite society.
5. any acquired ability or skill.
[1425–75]

Accomplishment

 

See Also: ABILITY, CLEVERNESS, SUCCESS/FAILURE

  1. Accomplishment and authority hang on him like a custom-tailored suit —Alvin Boretz (play-in-progress)
  2. Encased in talent like a uniform —W. H. Auden
  3. He uses irony as a surgeon uses a scalpel … with the same skill and to the same effect —Anon
  4. Like a hog he does no good till he dies —Thomas Fuller See Also: EVIL
  5. Rise to the occasion like a trout to the hook —Anon
  6. Skilled and coordinated as an NFL backfield —James Mills
  7. Something positive had been accomplished, like wrapping up a package in smooth paper, firm, taut, with a tight knot —Belva Plain
  8. (Slowly he crept upon the heart of Manhattan, his) talent poised like a knife —Scott Spencer
  9. To watch him is like watching a graceful basketball player sink shot after shot —Anon

Accomplishment

 

feather in [one’s] cap A distinction or honor, a noteworthy achievement. In the 14th century, a soldier added a feather to his cap for each enemy soldier he had killed. A similar practice existed among the American Indians who added feathers to their headdress. Among hunters, it was a common practice (and still is in Scotland and Wales) to pluck a feather from the first kill of the season and display it proudly in one’s hunting cap. By the mid-1600s, the feather had lost much of its “killing” significance while retaining its symbolic value as a sign of bravery and honor. At that time, many British noblemen considered themselves to be men of distinction by virtue of their birthright and frequently wore feathers as a somewhat garish addition to their attire. Since men, regardless of virility or pugilistic prowess, no longer wear feathers as badges of accomplishment, in contemporary usage the expression is exclusively figurative.

He wore a feather in his cap, and wagg’d it too often. (Thomas Fuller, The Church History of Belgium, 1655)

hat trick A triple accomplishment; a streak of three successful undertakings. This British expression originated as cricket slang for the taking of three wickets, a feat for which the triumphant player was awarded a tall hat. The term’s current figurative meaning is extended to include any triple achievements or victories.

British aircraft constructors are hoping that an official attempt will shortly be made on the world’s height record, and the “hat trick” accomplished by the annexation of all three of the records which really matter in aviation. (Statesman, December, 1931)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accomplishment - the action of accomplishing somethingaccomplishment - the action of accomplishing something
beachhead, foothold - an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments; "the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors"; "they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market"
cakewalk - an easy accomplishment; "winning the tournament was a cakewalk for him"; "invading Iraq won't be a cakewalk"
exploit, feat, effort - a notable achievement; "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"
masterpiece - an outstanding achievement
masterstroke - an achievement demonstrating great skill or mastery
credit - used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise; "she already had several performances to her credit";
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
performance - any recognized accomplishment; "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
track record, record - the sum of recognized accomplishments; "the lawyer has a good record"; "the track record shows that he will be a good president"
accomplished fact, fait accompli - an irreversible accomplishment
sledding, going - advancing toward a goal; "persuading him was easy going"; "the proposal faces tough sledding"
arrival, reaching - accomplishment of an objective
close call, close shave, narrow escape, squeak, squeaker - something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
attainment - the act of achieving an aim; "the attainment of independence"
freeing, liberation, release - the act of liberating someone or something
base on balls, pass, walk - (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
haymaking - taking full advantage of an opportunity while it lasts
face saver, face saving - an act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige)
enlisting, recruitment - the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.)
smooth - the act of smoothing; "he gave his hair a quick smooth"
2.accomplishment - an ability that has been acquired by trainingaccomplishment - an ability that has been acquired by training
ability, power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
craftsmanship, workmanship, craft - skill in an occupation or trade
horsemanship - skill in handling and riding horses
literacy - the ability to read and write
marksmanship - skill in shooting
mastership - the skill of a master
mixology - skill in preparing mixed drinks
numeracy - skill with numbers and mathematics
oarsmanship - skill as an oarsman
salesmanship - skill in selling; skill in persuading people to buy; "he read a book on salesmanship but it didn't help"
seamanship - skill in sailing
showmanship - the ability to present something (especially theatrical shows) in an attractive manner
soldiering, soldiership - skills that are required for the life of soldier
swordsmanship - skill in fencing

accomplishment

noun
1. achievement, feat, attainment, act, stroke, triumph, coup, exploit, deed The accomplishments of the past year are quite extraordinary.
2. (often plural) talent, ability, skill, gift, achievement, craft, faculty, capability, forte, attainment, proficiency She can now add basketball to her list of accomplishments.

accomplishment

noun
Something completed or attained successfully:
Translations
إتْمَام، إنْجَازمأَثِرَه، بَرَاعَه
dokončeníprovedeníschopnost
bedriftfærdighedfuldendelse
fullkomnun, lokkunnátta; færni á ÿmsum sviîum
dosežek

accomplishment

[əˈkʌmplɪʃmənt] N
1. (= achievement) → logro m
a great accomplishmentun gran logro
it's quite an accomplishment to + INFINexige mucho talento + infin
her accomplishment in finishing the film although illsu logro de terminar la película a pesar de estar enferma
2. (= completion, fulfilment) → realización f
difficult of accomplishmentde difícil consecución
3. (= skill) → talento m accomplishmentstalento m, dotes fpl

accomplishment

[əˈkʌmplɪʃmənt əˈkɒmplɪʃmənt] n
(= achievement) → réussite f
The accomplishments of the past year have been extraordinary → Les réussites de l'année passée ont été extraordinaires.
(= fulfillment, accomplishing) [task, mission] → accomplissement m
(= talent, skill) → talent m
Embroidery is just one of his many accomplishments → La broderie n'est que l'un de ses nombreux talents.

accomplishment

n
no pl (= completion)Bewältigung f
(= skill)Fertigkeit f; (= achievement)Leistung f; social accomplishmentsgesellschaftliche Gewandtheit

accomplishment

[əˈkʌmplɪʃmənt] n (completion) → realizzazione f, compimento, completamento; (thing achieved) → risultato, impresa accomplishments npl (skills) → doti fpl

accomplish

(əˈkampliʃ) , ((American) -ˈkom-) verb
to complete (something) successfully. Have you accomplished your task?
acˈcomplished adjective
skilled. an accomplished singer.
acˈcomplishment noun
1. completion.
2. a special skill. She has many different accomplishments.

accomplishment

n. realización, éxito, logro.
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That's a useful accomplishment, which no woman should be without," said Mrs.
And being devoid of ambition, and striving not toward accomplishment, she drew satisfaction from the work in itself.
Human finger was hardly known to have touched its chords since the days of Alice Pyncheon, who had learned the sweet accomplishment of melody in Europe.
For with the charts of all four oceans before him, Ahab was threading a maze of currents and eddies, with a view to the more certain accomplishment of that monomaniac thought of his soul.
Her finale and ultimatum of contempt consisted in a very emphatic pronunciation of the word "shiftless;" and by this she characterized all modes of procedure which had not a direct and inevitable relation to accomplishment of some purpose then definitely had in mind.
There is a certain embarrassment about applying to the average American hotel clerk, a certain hesitancy, a sense of insecurity against rebuff; but you feel no embarrassment in your intercourse with the portier; he receives your propositions with an enthusiasm which cheers, and plunges into their accomplishment with an alacrity which almost inebriates.
It, however, proved a very unfavorable place for the accomplishment of this object.
Since he had neglected to do it on first coming to the estate, their quitting his house might be looked on as the most suitable period for its accomplishment.
Suppressing Lucy's first entrance, and turning the short dialogue about the novels into a soliloquy for Lydia Languish, appeared to be the only changes of importance necessary to the accomplishment of Magdalen's project.
But the being cherished as a kind of plaything in my room, and the consciousness that this accomplishment of mine was bruited about among the boys, and attracted a good deal of notice to me though I was the youngest there, stimulated me to exertion.
Godfrey had ceased to see the shadow of Dunsey across his path; and the path now lay straight forward to the accomplishment of his best, longest-cherished wishes.
I too might ask I too might enquire I too might listen with a beating heart to fables which the wily strollers devise to cheat us into hospitality but no The son who has disobeyed me is no longer mine; nor will I concern myself more for his fate than for that of the most worthless among the millions that ever shaped the cross on their shoulder, rushed into excess and blood-guiltiness, and called it an accomplishment of the will of God.