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Improvement meaning

improvement - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.
  2. 2. The act of making profitable use or applicaton of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse.
  3. 3. The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old.
  4. 4. Increase; growth; progress; advance.
  5. 5. Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.
  6. 6. A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.
  7. 7. Act of improving; progress to a better condition; increase; turning to good account.

improvement - examples of usage

  1. Still there was the summer, but the summer was no improvement; in the autumn he felt weak, and was not able to walk far. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. But I can see what they cannot see- signs of improvement. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. It was not the rain- it was their own intense dislike of making any improvement. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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