- a grace, skill, or knowledge expected in polite society.
- any acquired ability or knowledge.
Origin of accomplishment
Examples from the Web for accomplishment
But millions of rules result in perpetual error, and, as a terminal side effect, make leadership and accomplishment illegal.
Time and again, the author confuses chattering class dissatisfaction with an honest assessment of accomplishment.
Earthlings, we can celebrate the accomplishment of landing a probe on a new world.
When the camera rolls, he is an actor of great authority and accomplishment.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure|Joe Morgenstern|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was an accomplishment of historic proportions, notes historian Abrahamson, of “a transformed Jeffersonian vision.”In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class|Joel Kotkin|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Deppingham recalled the fact that an hour and a half had been consumed in the accomplishment yesterday.The Man From Brodney's|George Barr McCutcheon
Meanwhile, it is an open question whether the accomplishment of repeal will be necessary to make this clear to the Irish.The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844|Frederick Engels
He deserved to be known and publicly praised for this accomplishment.Last Words|Stephen Crane
The prophecy of extirpation had been passed, but the cruel agent of its accomplishment was not thereby condoned.The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings|F. W. Farrar
He was never deterred by circumstances, never turned back from any purpose upon the accomplishment of which he had set his mind.The Odds|Ethel M. Dell
British Dictionary definitions for accomplishment
Word Origin and History for accomplishment
early 15c., "performance of a task; state of completion," from Old French acomplissement "action of accomplishing," from acomplir (see accomplish). Meaning "thing completed" and that of "something that completes" someone and fits him or her for society are from c.1600.