countable a thing that someone has done successfully, especially using their own effort and skill
the greatest scientific achievement of the decade
It was a remarkable achievement for such a young player.
They were proud of their children's achievements. AWL Collocations uncountable the act or process of achieving something
the need to raise standards of achievement in education
Even a small success gives you a sense of achievement (= a feeling of pride).
A term used to describe a group of males who view their sexual accomplishments as "achievements." Originating in the greater Detroit Michigan area, a member of the achievers is commonly known to ask a female if she would "like to be achieved" instead of using traditional pickup lines.
Jay: Yo dawg you think shes ready for The Achievers?Jason: By the way she just looked over here I'd have to say yes, she would like to be achieved.
1. v. To orgasm
2. v. To masturbate
3. v. To eject semen, whether on one's own or with assistance
Note: The term is not necessarily aimed for men, women can "achieve" as well, and I'm sure we all want to see that. You just replace any synonym of orgasm with the word "achieve" in all of it's tenses to use in normal conversation.
1. My roommate was out so I had plenty of time to achieve.
2. I was bored so I spent the day achieving.
3. I achieved inside a girl last night, then she fell asleep so I achieved some more on my own.
Achievements are synonymous with Gamerscore on the Xbox 360.
When you unlock an Achievement, you get Gamerscore. To unlock an Achievement, you need to fulfil a specific task.
Achievements vary in difficulty to unlock; some take little to no effort whatsoever, whereas some are nigh impossible to achieve.
Getting more popular in video games today, an achievement is a feat that the game records and displays for others to see that you have accomplished such a task. They are usually rewarded with points that have no real value other than to enlarge one's e-peen. Achievements were originally started by Xbox 360 Live. Other games like World of Warcraft have taken on this addition as well.
1. The third course in the set of five APO LEADS courses.
2. To express the emotion of great success, but only when said success is so overwhelmingly awesome that when you speak of it, your expression must be accompanied by a full pelvic thrust and a slow but deliberate pulling in of the arms (as in a "score!" type of gesture). Use of both arms is encouraged, but not essential.
Use of the gesture must always be accompanied by the motions, and can thus be used out of context at any time for personal enjoyment, or to accomplish the creeping out of other people, whether acquaintances or completely random.
Male Achiever #1: "Yo, I just found out that they're serving tiramisu in the dining hall tonight."
On the Xbox 360, achievements are basically bragging rights. Once an achievement is unlocked, by doing whatever it says in the achievement description, you get the gamerscore the achievement was worth. Generally, normal 360 games can have up to 50 achievements worth 1000 gamerscore total. Arcade games usually have up to 12 achievements worth a total of 200 gamerscore. There are a few rare cases, like Quake 2 (which has 9 achievements, worth 0 points).
It is frequently complained that sports games and kids games are too easy to get 1000 gamerscore, and lots of games have basically got "giveaway" achievements that take no skill to get. And some harder games, like Ninja Gaiden 2 are nearly impossible to get a decent amount of gamerscore on. Also, secret achievements can be a big hassle, since there is no description, so you either have to look online, or guess how to unlock them. Other achievements, such as the achievements on Perfect Dark Zero, do not even provide gamerscore based on how difficult an achievement is. almost all of the game's achievements and gamerscore are based on multiplayer, but the campaign achievements are much harder to get and not worth as much.
The worst of all, glitched achievements are achievements that obviously were not tested before release of a game, and were not programmed right, so even if you do what the achievement requires, it will not unlock. There is a Ghostbusters game and a Tiger Woods game that have multiple glitched achievements
The best are stackable achievements. They make it so you can get all of the achievements by playing on the hardest difficulty rather than beating a game on every difficulty (example: GH3 did not have stackable achievements).
Online achievements are both good and annoying. They are good because they encourage people to play a game on xbl if they have it. They're bad because it requires money to get xbl, so really it's all probably just a marketing ploy to get people to buy xbl.
Co-op achievements are the most pointless and stupid, since it's usually easier to beat a game with more than one person (Example: Saint's Row 2). There are other games where it requires both people to be good at the game (Guitar Hero games), but why should two people have to be good at a game just to give one person an achievement? If that one person is the greatest person at the game, don't they deserve all the achievements?
There are also virus-style achievements, which basically start off with one person, then they unlock for anyone who plays with them. Works for up to 10 generations. These achievements take no skill and usually aren't worth gamerscore.
There are also bad achievements, which you get for doing poorly. They are either wortno points, or, unfortunately, usually are worth points (Such as the "Fail a song" achievements in GH games). I don't really understand it. They give you points just for proving you don't have a massive ego.
There are also DLC achievements, which add on to the original game's achievement list and gamerscore, allowing more than 1000 total gamerscore. Sometimes, the company who made a game will actually be able to add more non-DLC achievements (Examples: Halo 3 and Fable 2), which are added to the achievement list via an online patch. Most games just stick to 1000 gamerscore however, and some DLC does not offer extra achievements, so be warned.
Some games, however this is rare, have achievements for unlocking all the other achievements in the game. F.E.A.R. 2 has an achievement for unlocking all multiplayer achievements. It's just to provide a larger gamerscore gap between the people who are missing a few achievements and the people who have them all.
Last, but not least, Missable achievements are achievements that can be gotten in a single playthrough of a game, but can be missed if you're not careful. There's a lot of these in a lot of games, so it is advised that you use achievement guides before playing a game.
The PS3 equivalent of achievements are "trophies". Bronze for easy tasks, Silver for medium tasks, and Gold for challenging tasks. There are also Platinum trophies for getting all trophies in a game. This was the PS3's attempt at copying a popular Xbox 360 feature (Much like when Microsoft copied the Wii's "avatar" concept, and treated it as if it was their own idea)