Webster 1913 Edition
State of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character; concurrence; concord; conformity;
as, a good.
agreementsubsists among the members of the council
agreementhath the temple of God with idols ?
2 Cor. vi. 16.
Expansion and duration have this further
Concord or correspondence of one word with another in gender, number, case, or person.
A concurrence in an engagement that something shall be done or omitted; an exchange of promises; mutual understanding, arrangement, or stipulation; a contract.
The language, oral or written, embodying reciprocal promises.
Abbott. Brande & C.
Syn. – Bargain; contract; compact; stipulation.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Concord; harmony; conformity.
What agreement hath the temple of God with idols? 2Cor. 6.
2.Union of opinions or sentiments; as, a good agreement subsists among the members of the council.
3.Resemblance; conformity; similitude.
Expansion and duration have this farther agreement.
4.Union of minds in regard to a transfer of interest; bargain; compact; contract; stipulation.
Make an agreement with me by a present. 2Kings 18.
He made an agreement for the purchase of a house.
agreement (countable and uncountable, plural agreements)
- (countable) An understanding between entities to follow a specific course of conduct.
- 2013 July 19, Timothy Garton Ash, “Where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 18:
- Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe. […] The current power play consists of an extraordinary range of countries simultaneously sitting down to negotiate big free trade and investment agreements.
- to enter an agreement; the UK and US negotiators nearing agreement; he nodded his agreement.
- (uncountable) A state whereby several parties share a view or opinion; the state of not contradicting one another.
- The results of my experiment are in agreement with those of Michelson and with the law of General Relativity.
- (uncountable, law) A legally binding contract enforceable in a court of law.
- (uncountable, linguistics) Rules that exist in many languages that force some parts of a sentence to be used or inflected differently depending on certain attributes of other parts.
- 1988, Andrew Radford, chapter 6, in Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 306:
- Having clarified what we mean by ‘Personʼ and ‘Numberʼ, we can now return to our earlier observation that a finite I is inflected not only for Tense, but also for Agreement. More particularly, I inflects for Person and Number, and must ‘agreeʼ with its Subject, in the sense that the Person/Number features of I must match those of the Subject.
- (obsolete, chiefly in the plural) An agreeable quality.
- 1650, John Donne, "Elegie XVII":
- Her nymph-like features such agreements have / That I could venture with her to the grave [...].
- 1650, John Donne, "Elegie XVII":
- (An understanding to follow a course of conduct): concord, convention, covenant, meeting of the minds, pact, treaty
- (A state whereby several parties share a view or opinion): congeniality, concurrence, harmony, accord
- (A legally binding contract): settlement
- (grammar, linguistics): concord, concordance
- (An agreeable quality): amenity, pleasantness, niceness
Terms derived from agreement
- (An understanding to follow a course of conduct): conspiracy
an understanding to follow a course of conduct
legally binding contract enforceable in a court of law