• WordNet 3.6
    • n accomplishment the action of accomplishing something
    • n accomplishment an ability that has been acquired by training
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Penny Marshall was the first woman film director to have a film take in more than $100 million at the box office she accomplished this with the 1988 flick Big.
    • Accomplishment That which completes, perfects, or equips thoroughly; acquirement; attainment; that which constitutes excellence of mind, or elegance of manners, acquired by education or training. "My new accomplishment of dancing.""Accomplishments befitting a station.""Accomplishments have taken virtue's place,
      And wisdom falls before exterior grace."
    • Accomplishment The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion; fulfillment; as, the accomplishment of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first cookbook published in the United States was Compleat Housewife, or Accomplished Gentlewoman's Companion, printed in Williamsburg, VA in 1742.
    • n accomplishment The act of accomplishing or carrying into effect; fulfilment; achievement: as, the accomplishment of a prophecy; the accomplishment of our desires or ends.
    • n accomplishment An acquirement; an attainment, especially such as belongs to cultivated or fashionable society: generally in the plural.
    • n accomplishment Synonyms Completion, fulfilment, perfection, performance, execution, achievement. Acquirements, Acquisitions, Attainments, etc. (see acquirement), qualifications, skill, graces.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rebecca Elizabeth Marier was the first woman to graduate "top of the class" at West Point, the U.S. Military Academy. The rankings are based on academic, military, and physical accomplishments.
    • n Accomplishment completion: ornamental acquirement
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  • Paul G. Thomas
    Paul G. Thomas
    “Until input thought is linked to a goal purpose there can be no intelligent accomplishment.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “What three things do you want to accomplish this year? Write them down and place them on your refrigerator for inspiration all year long.”
  • Oprah Winfrey
    “If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the Spirit.”
  • Ben Stein
    “The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “Of all the inventions of man I doubt whether any was more easily accomplished than that of a Heaven.”
  • Charles Fillmore
    Charles Fillmore
    “Men who accomplish great things in the industrial world are the ones who have faith in the money producing power of ideas.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. accomplissement, fr. accomplir,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. acomplir—L. ad, to, complēre, to fill up. See Complete.


In literature:

What the diffused rays could not do in hours or in ages is now accomplished in seconds.
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts
In order to accomplish its purpose, it must have a base.
"Herein is Love" by Reuel L. Howe
His two comrades, when they heard that he had accomplished the march without falling out, praised him highly.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
That can certainly be better accomplished at a cloister than in camp.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
Many believe that war accomplishes work in the world; war is a great organizing force.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
Our very lives depend upon his destruction; and they will not be safe till that has been accomplished.
"The Cliff Climbers" by Captain Mayne Reid
What would Gladstone have accomplished with a weak, puny physique?
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
The wish of his heart was accomplished.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
In an instant, the gale accomplished its Tarquinic purpose.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
If a man would accomplish anything in this world, he must not be afraid of assuming responsibilities.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden

In poetry:

Whene'er thou purposest to take a bride,
Beg thou of God his necessary aid:
A Raphael then thy wandring steps shall guide,
And lead thee to the most accomplish'd maid.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
Man's greatest miracle is accomplished here.
Steeple and dome he hurls high in the air.
Until, like dreams in marble and in stone,
They lift their wonder to a world amazed.
"Manhattan" by Charles Hanson Towne
To talk less, to mean more,
To complain less, to accomplish more,
And to so live that every one of us is ready to look
Eternity in the face at any moment, and be unafraid!
"An American Creed" by Everard Jack Appleton
Now say, Mauritius! can thy heart desire,
Thy wishes paint, a more accomplish'd maid,
Or does some living fair thy breast inspire,
Whose glowing beauties ask not Fancy's aid?
"To The Author's Brother. On the choice of a Wife in the Year 1789" by Maria Logan
First, for effusions due unto the dead,
My solemn vows have here accomplished;
Next, how I love thee, that my grief must tell,
Wherein thou liv'st for ever.—Dear, farewell!
"Upon His Sister-in-law, Mistress Elizabeth Herrick" by Robert Herrick
Golden, whilst your frozen daiquiris
whir at midnight, gleams on you his fur
& silky & black.
Mission accomplished, pal.
My molten yellow & moonless bag,
drained, hangs at rest.
"Dream Song 16: Henry's pelt was put on sundry walls" by John Berryman

In news:

Dynamic Sky for less than he expected and the colt has accomplished more than the trainer ever thought he would during his 2-year-old racing season.
You come away from the article appreciating the magnitude of the accomplishments of a true Renaissance man.
Cousteau 's other accomplishments resist pigeonholing.
Temple Grandin seems a bit embarrassed, but simultaneously flattered, by all the hullabaloo about her life and accomplishments.
Port of Bellingham commissioners had made their selection and were prepared last week to announce they'd reserved the executive director's chair for Jonathan Daniels, the accomplished director of the Port of Oswego, New York.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Based on the consensus outside view of the Minnesota Vikings, a 5-3 record halfway through the season is a real accomplishment.
Once accomplished, the citizens of this great nation will be without resources to restore it.
The ISA CST Associate program will give you a recognition that demonstrates your commitment to a career in automation and control and shows that your educational accomplishments are only the beginning.
What Governor Linda Lingle says on her official campaign website ( about her education accomplishments.
A state park sits where his family lived with a replica cabin and a museum noting the many accomplishments of Crockett's life.
But it is precisely the union of all these unlikely counterparts that has given this region its special character and spawned some of its most unique artistic accomplishments.
DeBakey 's surgical accomplishments.
Westchester is replete with famous mothers and their equally accomplished kids.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney later today wraps up his foreign tour, a trip that drew a series of negative headlines and has left many Republicans wondering what exactly the GOP presidential nominee was hoping to accomplish.
This is a remarkable accomplishment, as the Paris does not go in much for films in which things get blown up.

In science:

It should be worth mentioning that (69) is a well-known general relation if we do accomplish the angle integration with respect to the loop momentum p.
Analytical and numerical evaluation of the Debye and Meissner masses in dense neutral three-flavor quark matter
Such measurements are accomplished for various magnetic fields for both gases.
Spatial Resolution Studies with a GEM-TPC in High Magnetic Fields
While this goal was accomplished long time ago , we believe that it is worth while re-deriving this result using methods similar to those used today in statistical Physics community .
A Random Walk to a Non-Ergodic Equilibrium Concept
Choose the xi ’s to be T -eigenvectors; this can be accomplished using the decomposition in root spaces gα ⊆ Lie(Ru (PX )) and the isomorphism exp : Lie(Ru (PX )) → Ru (PX ).
Simple Immersions of Wonderful Varieties
Although plausible from the (quasi-) classical picture, a mathematical proof of this conjecture is nontrivial and has been accomplished so far only for certain classes of UMF’s [28, 45].
Energetic and dynamic properties of a quantum particle in a spatially random magnetic field with constant correlations along one direction