Dictionary.com

improvement

[ im-proov-muhnt ]
/ ɪmˈpruv mənt /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: improvement / improvements on Thesaurus.com

noun
an act of improving or the state of being improved.
a change or addition by which a thing is improved.
a person or thing that represents an advance on another in excellence or achievement: The new landlord is a great improvement over his greedy predecessor.
a bringing into a more valuable or desirable condition, as of land or real property; betterment.
something done or added to real property that increases its value.
profitable use, as of a period of time.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of improvement

1400–50; late Middle English improuement<Anglo-French emprouement something profitable (especially exploitation of land). See improve, -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM improvement

non·im·prove·ment, nounpre·im·prove·ment, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use improvement in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for improvement

improvement
/ (ɪmˈpruːvmənt) /

noun
the act of improving or the state of being improved
something that improves, esp an addition or alteration
alteration of the structure, fixtures, fittings, or decor of a building without changing its functionCompare conversion (def. 9)
(usually plural) Australian and NZ a building or other works on a piece of land, adding to its value
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK