a suffix of nouns, often concrete, denoting an action or resulting state (abridgment; refreshment), a product (fragment), or means (ornament).

Origin of -ment

< French < Latin -mentum, suffix forming nouns, usually from verbs

Words nearby -ment

British Dictionary definitions for -ment


suffix forming nouns

indicating state, condition, or quality enjoyment
indicating the result or product of an action embankment
indicating process or action management

Word Origin for -ment

from French, from Latin -mentum