Webster 1913 Edition
The act of performing; the carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action;
performanceof an undertaking of a duty
Promises are not binding where the
That which is performed or accomplished; a thing done or carried through; an achievement; a deed; an act; a feat; esp., an action of an elaborate or public character.“Her walking and other actual performances.”
Shak.“His musical performances.”
Syn. – Completion; consummation; execution; accomplishment; achievement; production; work; act; action; deed; exploit; feat.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Action; deed; thing done.
2.The acting or exhibition of character on the state. Garrick was celebrated for his theatrical performances.
3.Composition; work written.
Few of our comic performances give good examples.
4.The acting or exhibition of feats; as performances of horsemanship.