What does Successor mean?

Definitions for Successor
səkˈsɛs ərsuc·ces·sor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. successor, replacementnoun

    a person who follows next in order

    "he was President Lincoln's successor"

  2. successornoun

    a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone

  3. successor, heirnoun

    a person who inherits some title or office


  1. successornoun

    A person or thing that immediately follows another in holding an office or title.

    George W. Bush was successor to Bill Clinton as President of the US.

  2. successornoun

    The next heir in order or succession.

  3. successornoun

    A person who inherits a title or office

  4. successornoun

    The integer immediately following another


  1. Successor

    Successor is someone who, or something which succeeds or comes after (see success and succession)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Successornoun

    one who succeeds or follows; one who takes the place which another has left, and sustains the like part or character; -- correlative to predecessor; as, the successor of a deceased king

  2. Etymology: [OE. successour, OF. successur, successor, F. successeur, L. successor. See Succeed.]


  1. Successor

    Successor is an EP by Sonata Arctica, released through Spinefarm Records on August 7, 2000.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Successor' in Nouns Frequency: #1864

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Successor in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Successor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Successor in a Sentence

  1. Nicholas Dungan:

    This time it was France that was attacked, there is no war-weariness in France like there is in the U.K. or the U.S. There is no sense that Chirac, (successor Nicolas) Sarkozy or Hollande has lied to the French people.

  2. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    I feel like the fellow in jail who is watching his scaffold being built. (On construction of reviewing stands for inauguration of his successor John F Kennedy)

  3. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    As a Roman Catholic, he's the head of the Church, he's the successor of Peter -- is what I believe -- and I have tremendous respect and admiration for him, i haven't seen his statement, but I'm an elected official in the United States of America in the federal government, and our number one obligation is to keep people safe and our immigration system is a part of that.

  4. Marc Valeri:

    I think it is very important that he decides who will succeed him, like King Hussein did, if Qaboos does not designate a successor himself, it will be more difficult to ensure that disagreements among the family remain contained.

  5. Representative Joe Heck:

    As you know, Harry Reid is one of the most formidable campaigners and fundraisers, so you know his hand-picked successor is going to be well-funded.

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