Definitions for successfulsəkˈsɛs fəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

suc•cess•fulsəkˈsɛs fəl(adj.)

  1. achieving or having achieved success.

  2. resulting in or attended with success.

Origin of successful:

1580–90

suc•cess′ful•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. successful(adj)

    having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome

    "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. successful(adjective)əkˈsɛs fəl

    ≠ unsuccessful

    a successful attempt to climb Mount Everest; a successful conference; Doctors say his surgery was successful.

  2. successfuləkˈsɛs fəl

    (of a person) wealthy because they are good at their job

    a successful actor/businesswoman/lawyer; The security cameras were successfully installed.

Wiktionary

  1. successful(Adjective)

    Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; prosperous; fortunate; happy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Successful(adj)

    resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; hence, prosperous; fortunate; happy; as, a successful use of medicine; a successful experiment; a successful enterprise

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'successful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #903

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'successful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1517

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'successful' in Adjectives Frequency: #107


Translations for successful

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

successful(adjective)

(negative unsuccessful ) having success

Were you successful in finding a new house?; The successful applicant for this job will be required to start work next month; a successful career.

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