Definition of "commitment" []

  • The act or an instance of committing, especially: (noun)
  • The act of referring a legislative bill to committee. (noun)
  • Official consignment, as to a prison or mental health facility. (noun)
  • A court order authorizing consignment to a prison. (noun)
  • A pledge to do. (noun)
  • The act of committing or pledging (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The state of being committed or pledged (noun)
  • An obligation, promise, etc that restricts one's freedom of action (noun)
  • The referral of a bill to a committee or legislature (noun)
  • A written order of a court directing that a person be imprisoned (noun)
  • The official consignment of a person to a mental hospital or prison (noun)
  • Commission or perpetration, esp of a crime (noun)
  • A future financial obligation or contingent liability (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "commitment" in a sentence
  • "David Cameron has reiterated his commitment to the arts, and indeed Samantha Cameron's ­commitment, which shouldn't be underestimated as an influence on David. ""
  • "I like the word commitment better than resolution because it is a word I am already committed to."
  • "The Wisconsin commitment is the fastest of all the nation's top linebackers."