Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
A*chieve"ment (#), n. [Cf. F. ach\'8avement, 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.
The highest achievements of the human intellect.
3. (Her.) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment.