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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 ?
Achievement was no less achievement, while the process of it seemed more rational and received the sanction of his reason.
This is the final word of a ship's ended journey, the closing word of her toil and of her achievement. In a life whose worth is told out in passages from port to port, the splash of the anchor's fall and the thunderous rumbling of the chain are like the closing of a distinct period, of which she seems conscious with a slight deep shudder of all her frame.
To have pleased you, to have interested you, to have won your friendship, and perhaps your love, through my stories, is to my mind as great an achievement as to become President of the United States.
Love for ever completes the world, for it is no future of higher achievement, no expectation of greater joy.
We are on a perilous margin when we begin to look passively at our future selves, and see our own figures led with dull consent into insipid misdoing and shabby achievement. Poor Lydgate was inwardly groaning on that margin, and Will was arriving at it.
He felt that this was rousing in his soul a feeling of anger destructive of his peace of mind and of all the good of his achievement. He believed that for Anna herself it would be better to break off all relations with Vronsky; but if they all thought this out of the question, he was even ready to allow these relations to be renewed, so long as the children were not disgraced, and he was not deprived of them nor forced to change his position.
"Look here, my lively gentleman, if these, instead of being fulling hammers, had been some perilous adventure, have I not, think you, shown the courage required for the attempt and achievement? Am I, perchance, being, as I am, a gentleman, bound to know and distinguish sounds and tell whether they come from fulling mills or not; and that, when perhaps, as is the case, I have never in my life seen any as you have, low boor as you are, that have been born and bred among them?
The material achievement and progress of the West was a closed book to her; nor could the West open the book.
And Spenser, able all his life to take refuge in his art from the crass realities of life, now produced many poems, some of them short, but among the others the immortal 'Faerie Queene.' The first three books of this, his crowning achievement, Spenser, under enthusiastic encouragement from Ralegh, brought to London and published in 1590.
Under the guidance of her Christian pastors, she entertained herself, besides, with such humane achievements as sentencing a youth to have his hands cut off, his tongue torn out with pincers, and his body burned alive, because he had not kneeled down in the rain to do honour to a dirty procession of monks which passed within his view, at a distance of some fifty or sixty yards.
But to exercise the intellect the prince should read histories, and study there the actions of illustrious men, to see how they have borne themselves in war, to examine the causes of their victories and defeat, so as to avoid the latter and imitate the former; and above all do as an illustrious man did, who took as an exemplar one who had been praised and famous before him, and whose achievements and deeds he always kept in his mind, as it is said Alexander the Great imitated Achilles, Caesar Alexander, Scipio Cyrus.
He had the good memory which is more useful for scholastic achievements than mental power, and he knew Mr.