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ACCOMPLISHMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does accomplishment mean? 

ACCOMPLISHMENT (noun)
  The noun ACCOMPLISHMENT has 2 senses:

1. the action of accomplishing something
2. an ability that has been acquired by training

  Familiarity information: ACCOMPLISHMENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCOMPLISHMENT (noun)


Sense 1accomplishment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The action of accomplishing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

accomplishment; achievement

Hypernyms ("accomplishment" is a kind of...):

action (something done (usually as opposed to something said))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "accomplishment"):

beachhead; foothold (an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments)

close call; close shave; narrow escape; squeak; squeaker (something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin)

attainment (the act of achieving an aim)

freeing; liberation; release (the act of liberating someone or something)

base on balls; pass; walk ((baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls)

haymaking (taking full advantage of an opportunity while it lasts)

face saver; face saving (an act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige))

enlisting; recruitment (the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.))

smooth (the act of smoothing)

arrival; reaching (accomplishment of an objective)

going; sledding (advancing toward a goal)

cakewalk (an easy accomplishment)

deed; effort; exploit; feat (a notable achievement)

masterpiece (an outstanding achievement)

masterstroke (an achievement demonstrating great skill or mastery)

credit (used in the phrase 'to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise)

performance (any recognized accomplishment)

record; track record (the sum of recognized accomplishments)

accomplished fact; fait accompli (an irreversible accomplishment)


Sense 2accomplishment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ability that has been acquired by training

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

acquirement; skill; accomplishment; attainment; acquisition

Hypernyms ("accomplishment" is a kind of...):

ability; power (possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "accomplishment"):

oarsmanship (skill as an oarsman)

salesmanship (skill in selling; skill in persuading people to buy)

seamanship (skill in sailing)

showmanship (the ability to present something (especially theatrical shows) in an attractive manner)

soldiering; soldiership (skills that are required for the life of soldier)

numeracy (skill with numbers and mathematics)

mixology (skill in preparing mixed drinks)

mastership (the skill of a master)

marksmanship (skill in shooting)

literacy (the ability to read and write)

horsemanship (skill in handling and riding horses)

craft; craftsmanship; workmanship (skill in an occupation or trade)

swordsmanship (skill in fencing)


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