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 Dictionary entry overview: What does achievement mean? 

  The noun ACHIEVEMENT has 1 sense:

1. the action of accomplishing something

  Familiarity information: ACHIEVEMENT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The action of accomplishing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


accomplishment; achievement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

attainment (the act of achieving an aim)

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

arrival; reaching (accomplishment of an objective)

going; sledding (advancing toward a goal)

accomplished fact; fait accompli (an irreversible accomplishment)

record; track record (the sum of recognized accomplishments)

performance (any recognized accomplishment)

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

masterstroke (an achievement demonstrating great skill or mastery)

masterpiece (an outstanding achievement)

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

cakewalk (an easy accomplishment)

smooth (the act of smoothing)

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