Definition of Success

1. Noun. An event that accomplishes its intended purpose. "The election was a remarkable success for the Whigs"

Generic synonyms: Happening, Natural Event, Occurrence, Occurrent
Specialized synonyms: Barnburner, Godspeed, Triumph, Victory, Bite
Antonyms: Failure



2. Noun. An attainment that is successful. "His new play was a great success"

3. Noun. A state of prosperity or fame. "He does not consider wealth synonymous with success"
Generic synonyms: Prosperity, Successfulness
Specialized synonyms: Big Time, Pay Dirt
Attributes: Successful, Unsuccessful
Antonyms: Failure

4. Noun. A person with a record of successes. "If you want to be a success you have to dress like a success"
Exact synonyms: Achiever, Succeeder, Winner
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: First Lady, Great, Highflier, Highflyer, Natural, Sleeper
Derivative terms: Achieve, Succeed, Win, Win
Antonyms: Loser

Definition of Success

1. n. Act of succeeding; succession.

Definition of Success

1. Noun. (obsolete) Something which happens as a consequence; the outcome or result. (defdate 16th-18th c.) ¹

2. Noun. The achievement of one's aim or goal. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (business) financial profitability. ¹

4. Noun. One who, or that which, achieves assumed goals. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Success

1. the attainment of something desired or intended [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Success

succede
succedent
succedes
succeed
succeedant
succeeded
succeeder
succeeders
succeeding
succeeding(a)
succeedingly
succeeds
succentor
succentors
succes
success (current term)
success has many fathers, failure is an orphan
success story
successary
successe
successes
successful
successfully
successfulness
succession
successional
successionally
successionism
successionist
successionists

Literary usage of Success

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1. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"The talents >f Mahomet are entitled to our applause; bu( his success has, perhaps, too strongly attracted our admire tion. Are we surprised that a multitude ..."

2. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"It would have been a bad time out at sea, and we, as well as others, may call this Good success Bay. In the morning the Captain sent a party to communicate ..."

3. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1876)
"In the afternoon we anchored in the Bay of Good success. While entering we were saluted in a manner becoming the inhabitants of this savage land. ..."

4. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1876)
"In the afternoon we anchored in the Bay of Good success. While entering we were saluted in a manner becoming the inhabitants of this savage land. ..."

5. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"It would have been a bad time out at sea, and we, as well as others, may call this Good success Bay. In the morning the Captain sent a party to communicate ..."

6. Report by Tasmania Dept. of Mines (1902)
"The success and Owen Meredith Mines. Sections 5093-93M and 5091-93M, each 80 acres.—These sections arc charted in the name of JE Robertson. ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Cobalt blue decoration was now a success. Figures innumerable were made, including classical ... All without success. His resignation, in face of impossible ..."

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