- something accomplished, especially by superior ability, special effort, great courage, etc.; a great or heroic deed: his remarkable achievements in art.
- the act of achieving; attainment or accomplishment: the achievement of one's object.
- Heraldry. the full display of the armorial bearings of an individual or corporation.
- Digital Technology. a title or icon associated with a user profile or account that indicates the person's skill or rank in an online community, especially on a gaming platform.
Origin of achievement
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Examples from the Web for achievement
This achievement was a journey full of trials, mistakes, loss, and self-discovery.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero
October 28, 2014
But, he thinks his “talent and achievement annoyed a lot of people.”Kate Middleton Goes to Springfield
September 2, 2014
Its mission is to “support the achievement of a freer society.”The Sleazy War on the Humane Society
Center for Public Integrity
August 18, 2014
Solving each of these problems would have been an achievement on its own, he said.Iranian Math Genius Mirzakhani Unveiled by President Rouhani
August 18, 2014
“That,” in this context, almost certainly refers to the achievement of a new level of stealth.Britain's High-Tech New Plan to Rule the Waves
August 14, 2014
It must be a worldwide effort for the achievement of peace, plenty, and freedom.
But the loneliness was lighted by a glow of pride, of triumph, of achievement.The Incomplete Amorist
To those that survived it was not tragedy, but realisation and achievement.White Fang
Self-assertion can never be the best preparation for achievement.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
The importance of this achievement to the Allies is not likely to be overestimated.
- something that has been accomplished, esp by hard work, ability, or heroism
- successful completion; accomplishment
- heraldry a less common word for hatchment
Word Origin and History for achievement
late 15c., "act of completing" (something), from Middle French achèvement "a finishing," noun of action from Old French achever (see achieve). Meaning "thing achieved" is recorded from 1590s.