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Definitions of encouragement

  1. the act of giving an upward push; "he gave her a boost over the fence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the feeling of being encouraged Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the expression of approval and support Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which serves to incite, support, promote, or advance, as favor, countenance, reward, etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of inspiring with confidence; that which incites to action or perseverance; an incentive or inducement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Act of encouraging: that which encourages or incites. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Act of encouraging; that which encourages. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The act of encouraging, or that which encourages. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The act of giving courage or confidence of success; incitement to action or to practice; that which serves to incite, support, promote, or advance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Incitement to action or to practice; that which serves to incite to, or promote, any undertaking; favour; profit; countenance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. n. The act of giving courage or confidence; incentive;—that which serves to support, promote, or advance, as favour, countenance, profit, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
  13. Incitement to any action or practice, incentive; favour, countenance, support. Complete Dictionary
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