Achievement

Definition of Achievement

A`chieve´ment   Pronunciation: ~ment
n.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.
- Macaulay.
3.(Her.) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment.

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