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a·chieve·ment

 (ə-chēv′mənt)
n.
1. The process of achieving something: She devoted her life to the achievement of voting rights for women.
2. Something that has been achieved, especially by means of skill or perseverance: The discovery of antibiotics is one of the great achievements of modern medicine. See Synonyms at feat1.

achievement

(əˈtʃiːvmənt)
n
1. something that has been accomplished, esp by hard work, ability, or heroism
2. successful completion; accomplishment
3. (Heraldry) heraldry a less common word for hatchment

a•chieve•ment

(əˈtʃiv mənt)

n.
1. something accomplished, as through great effort, skill, perseverance, or courage.
2. the act of achieving; attainment or accomplishment.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.achievement - the action of accomplishing somethingachievement - 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"

achievement

noun
1. accomplishment, effort, feat, deed, stroke, triumph, coup, exploit, act, attainment, feather in your cap a conference celebrating women's achievements
2. fulfilment, effecting, performance, production, execution, implementation, completion, accomplishment, realization, attainment, attainment, acquirement, carrying out or through It is the achievement of these goals that will bring lasting peace.
Quotations
"If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement" [Willa Cather The Professor's House]

achievement

noun
1. Something completed or attained successfully:
2. A great or heroic deed:
Translations
إنجازإِنـْجازإنْجَاز، مَأثِرَه
úspěchdosažení
præstationbedriftopnåelse
saavutusvaakunakilpi
dostignuće
afrek
達成
달성성과업적
splnenie
dosežek
prestation
การบรรลุผลสำเร็จ
başarıbaşarma
thành tích

achievement

[əˈtʃiːvmənt] n
(= thing accomplished) → réussite f
That was quite an achievement
BUT C'était un véritable exploit.
(= fulfilment) [aims] → réalisation f
the achievement of their political goals → la réalisation de leurs objectifs politiques

achievement

n
(act) → Erreichen nt; (of success)Erzielen nt; (of victory)Erringen nt; (of rank also, title)Erlangen nt; achievement-orientedleistungsorientiert; achievement-oriented societyLeistungsgesellschaft f
(= thing achieved) (of individual)Leistung f; (of society, civilization, technology)Errungenschaft f; that’s quite an achievement!das ist schon eine Leistung! (also iro); for his many achievementsfür seine zahlreichen Verdienste; achievement quotient/testLeistungsquotient m/-test m

achievement

[əˈtʃiːvmənt] n (act) → realizzazione f, raggiungimento, compimento; (thing achieved) → risultato, successo
that's quite an achievement → è una bella impresa, è un bel successo

achieve

(əˈtʃiːv) verb
to gain or reach successfully. He has achieved his ambition.
aˈchievement noun
his academic achievements; the achievement of his ambition.

achievement

إِنـْجاز úspěch præstation Leistung επίτευγμα logro saavutus accomplissement dostignuće risultato 達成 달성 prestatie prestasjon osiągnięcie realização достижение prestation การบรรลุผลสำเร็จ başarı thành tích 成就
References in classic literature ?
Victor was proud of his achievement, and went about recommending it and urging every one to partake of it to excess.
Before the day of the Church's supremacy in the world, men were men, and held their heads up, and had a man's pride and spirit and independence; and what of greatness and position a person got, he got mainly by achievement, not by birth.
Our great achievement was achieved--the possibility of the impossible was demonstrated, and Harris and I walked proudly into the great dining-room of the Riffelberg Hotel and stood our alpenstocks up in the corner.
Luckily he had no responsibilities; his father and his twin brother had died when he was yet a boy, and his mother, whose only noteworthy achievement had been the naming of her twin sons Marquis de Lafayette and Lorenzo de Medici Randall, had supported herself and educated her child by making coats up to the very day of her death.
It was a grand achievement, and I prized it highly.
He would either have gloried in the achievement, or been ashamed of it.
The effort of resolution necessary to the achievement of this purpose, I found to be quite awful.
Love for ever completes the world, for it is no future of higher achievement, no expectation of greater joy.
Never having enjoyed the sense of achievement, he was troubled with unsatisfied aspirations that filled him with melancholy and convinced him that he was a born artist.
It was being attacked by the Western Union and by rival inventors who were jealous of Bell's achievement.
No Gothic scourge of God, no Vandal pest of nations, no fabled fugitive from the flames of Troy, no bastard Norman tyrant, appears among the list of worthies who first landed on the rock, which your veneration has preserved as a lasting monument of their achievement.
My cousin has narrated the details of your wonderful achievement, which seems little short of miraculous, and if you can so well defend a cousin of the jeddak how much better could you defend the person of the jeddak himself.