or ful·fil·ment

[foo l-fil-muh nt]


the act or state of fulfilling: to witness the fulfillment of a dream; to achieve fulfillment of one's hopes.
the state or quality of being fulfilled; completion; realization: a vague plan that had no hope of fulfillment.
the process or business of handling and executing customer orders, as packing, shipping, or processing checks.

Origin of fulfillment

First recorded in 1765–75; fulfill + -ment
Related formspre·ful·fill·ment, nounsu·per·ful·fill·ment, noun
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Contemporary Examples of fulfillment

Historical Examples of fulfillment

  • Here in this dirty shanty you will enter into love's fulfillment.


    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • At least I had no competition in the fulfillment of my dream.

    The Big Tomorrow

    Paul Lohrman

  • If I can clear it, it means the fulfillment of all my dreams.

  • What are the obstacles to the fulfillment of such an ideal in industry?

    College Teaching

    Paul Klapper

  • Now that the Ravens faced the fulfillment of their plans they felt a little nervous.


    Jane Abbott

Word Origin and History for fulfillment

1775, from fulfill + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper