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English word improvement comes from Anglo-Norman emprouwement.

Improvement etymology ?

Improvement detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
emprouwement Anglo-Norman (xno)
improvement English (eng) (Patent Laws): A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.. (in plural) Valuable additions or betterments, for example buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.. Increase; growth; progress; advance.. Something which is improved. The act of improving; advancement or growth; a bettering. The act of making profitable use or application of [...]