-ment

noun suffix

Definition of -ment

  1. 1a :  concrete result, object, or agent of a (specified) action embankmentb :  concrete means or instrument of a (specified) action entertainment

  2. 2a :  action :  process developmentb :  place of a (specified) action encampment

  3. 3 :  state or condition resulting from a (specified) action amazement

Origin and Etymology of -ment

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin -mentum; akin to Latin -men, suffix denoting concrete result, Greek -mat-, -ma


-MENT Defined for English Language Learners

-ment

noun suffix

Definition of -ment for English Language Learners

  • : the action or process of doing something

  • : the product or result of an action

  • : the state or condition caused by an action


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