Definitions for Successsəkˈsɛs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.
the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.
a successful performance or achievement.
a person or thing that is successful.
Origin of success:
1530–40; < L successus <succed-, var. s. of succēdere to succeed
an event that accomplishes its intended purpose
"let's call heads a success and tails a failure"; "the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs"
an attainment that is successful
"his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
a state of prosperity or fame
"he is enjoying great success"; "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success"
achiever, winner, success, succeeder(noun)
a person with a record of successes
"his son would never be the achiever that his father was"; "only winners need apply"; "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
when you achieve what you wanted to achieve
He has had a lot of success with his painting.
sth that happened the way it was supposed to
The party was a great success.; The operation had been a success.
Something which happens as a consequence; the outcome or result.
The achievement of one's aim or goal.
His third attempt to pass the entrance exam was a success.
Don't let success go to your head.
One who, or that which, achieves assumed goals.
Origin: From successus, from succedere.
act of succeeding; succession
that which comes after; hence, consequence, issue, or result, of an endeavor or undertaking, whether good or bad; the outcome of effort
the favorable or prosperous termination of anything attempted; the attainment of a proposed object; prosperous issue
that which meets with, or one who accomplishes, favorable results, as a play or a player
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A sunset by Turner. 2. A stained-glass window through which one may see an ironic moon. 3. The final link in a chain of chalk. 4. To rise from the illusion of pursuit to the disillusion of possession. 5. An inability to further fletcherize. 6. Giving up the fight, being possessed of the fallacy that you have won. 7. Death's lullaby. 8. The accomplishment of one's best. 9. To write your name high upon the outhouse of a country tavern. 10. A constant sense of discontent, broken by brief periods of satisfaction on doing some specially good piece of work. 11. A matter of outliving your sins. 12. A subtle connivance of Nature for bringing about a man's defeat. 13. The realization of the estimate which you place upon yourself. 14. Voltage under control--keeping one hand on the transformer of your Kosmic Kilowatts. 15. A matter of the red corpuscle. 16. The thing that spoils many a good failure. 17. Something that is hideous to all but its victims.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A goal usually reached by those who employ their time in cultivating a more definite aim in life rather than in searching for a larger target.
Translations for Success
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(the prosperity gained by) the achievement of an aim or purpose
He has achieved great success as an actor / in his career.
- êxitoPortuguese (BR)
- der ErfolgGerman
- edu, menuEstonian
- सम्पन्नता, समृद्धिHindi
- góður árangur; velgengniIcelandic
- sekmes; panākumiLatvian
- suksess, hell, framgangNorwegian
- succes, reuşităRomanian
- framgång, succéSwedish
- 成就Chinese (Trad.)
- успіх; удачаUkrainian
- sự thành côngVietnamese
- 成就Chinese (Simp.)
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