noun agree·ment \ə-ˈgrē-mənt\

: the act of agreeing

: a situation in which people share the same opinion : a situation in which people agree

: an arrangement, contract, etc., by which people agree about what is to be done

Full Definition of AGREEMENT

a :  harmony of opinion, action, or character :  concord
b :  the act or fact of agreeing
a :  an arrangement as to a course of action
b :  compact, treaty
a :  a contract duly executed and legally binding
b :  the language or instrument embodying such a contract

Examples of AGREEMENT

  1. Any changes to the plan require the agreement of everyone involved.
  2. There is wide agreement on this issue.
  3. They have been unable to reach agreement about how to achieve reform.
  4. I thought we had an agreement.
  5. Their agreement expires next year.
  6. He has to return the property under the terms of an agreement he has with the original owner.
  7. He signed an agreement to buy the property.

First Known Use of AGREEMENT

14th century
AGREEMENT Defined for Kids


noun agree·ment \ə-ˈgrē-mənt\

Definition of AGREEMENT for Kids

:  the act or fact of having the same opinion or an understanding <There is widespread agreement on the matter.>
:  the act or fact of giving approval or permission <Any changes to the rules require the agreement of all the players.>
:  an arrangement by which people agree about what is to be done <We fixed up an agreement whereby I was to go with him. — Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee>
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