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.
n : the action of accomplishing something [syn: accomplishment]