A*chieve"ment (#), n. [Cf. F. achevement, E. Hatchment.]

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.

Cussans.

 

© Webster 1913.

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