Definitions of improvement

  1. increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a condition superior to an earlier condition; "the new school represents a great improvement" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Increase; growth; progress; advance. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Advancement of anything from one condition to a better; that by which the value of anything, especially property, is increased. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The act of improving: advancement or progress: increase, addition, or alteration: the turning to good account: instruction. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Act of improving; progress to a better condition; increase; turning to good account. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The act of improving; something that improves, as a change in a machine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The practical application, as of a sermon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The act of improving; advancement in worth, learning, wisdom, skill, or other excellence; employment or application to good purpose or profit; advancement; enhancement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Advancement nearer to perfection; progress; a making or growing better; practical application, as of a sermon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Estates. This term is of doubtful meaning It would seem to apply principally to buildings, though generally it extends to amelioration of every description of property, whether real or personal; it is generally explained by other words. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  18. Where, by the terms of a lease, the covenant was to 1eave at the end of the term a water-mill with all the fixtures, fastenings, and improvements, during the demise fixed, fastened, or set up on or upon the premises, in good plight and condition, it was held to include a pair of new millstones set up by the lessee during the term, although the custom of the country in general authorized the tenant to remove them. 9 Bing. 24; 3 Sim. 450; 2 Ves. & Bea. 349. Vide 3 Yeates, 71; Addis. R. 335; 4 Binn. R. 418; 5 Binn. R. 77; 5 S. & R. 266; 1 Binn. R. 495; 1 John. Ch. R. 450; 15 Pick. R. 471. Vide Profits. 2 Man. & Gra. 729, 757; S. C. 40 Eng. C. L. R. 598, 612. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  19. Tenants in common are not bound to pay for permanent improvements, made on the common property, by one of the tenants in common without their consent. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1881. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  20. Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on land or premises; as, to convey the land together with all improvements. dictgcide_fs
  21. n. Act of improving, or state of being improved : advancement in moral worth, knowledge, or other excellence ; - tillage ; cultivation of land ;- culture ; instruction, as of the mind; - edification ; practical application of a sermon ; lesson taught or learned from a subject or event ;- beneficial use of means of advantages ; act of turning to account. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. Melioration, advancement from good to better; act of improving; progress from good to better; instruction, edification ; effect of melioration. Complete Dictionary