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Pronunciation:  u'cheevmunt

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[n]  the action of accomplishing something

ACHIEVEMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: accomplishment
 See Also: accomplished fact, action, arrival, attainment, base on balls, close call, close shave, completion, credit, deed, effort, enlisting, exploit, face saver, face saving, fait accompli, feat, freeing, going, haymaking, liberation, masterpiece, masterstroke, narrow escape, pass, performance, reaching, record, recruitment, release, sledding, smooth, squeak, squeaker, track record, walk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*chieve"ment\ (-ment), n. [Cf. F. ach[`e]vement,
E. {Hatchment}.]
1. The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by
   exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the
   achievement of his 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.

3. (Her.) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally
   applied to the funeral shield commonly called {hatchment}.

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