- Improvement Im*prove"ment, n.
1. 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,
I look upon your city as the best place of improvement. --South. [1913 Webster]
2. 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. ``A good improvement of his reason.'' --S. Clarke. [1913 Webster]
I shall make some improvement of this doctrine. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]
The parts of Sinon, Camilla, and some few others, are improvements on the Greek poet. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.