What does success mean?

Definitions for success
səkˈsɛssuc·cess

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word success.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. successnoun

    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"

  2. successnoun

    an attainment that is successful

    "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"

  3. successnoun

    a state of prosperity or fame

    "he is enjoying great success"; "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success"

  4. achiever, winner, success, succeedernoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. successnoun

    Something which happens as a consequence; the outcome or result.

  2. successnoun

    The achievement of one's aim or goal.

    His third attempt to pass the entrance exam was a success.

  3. successnoun

    financial profitability.

    Don't let success go to your head.

  4. successnoun

    One who, or that which, achieves assumed goals.

  5. Etymology: From successus, from succedere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SUCCESSnoun

    Etymology: succes, French; successus, Latin.

    For good success of his hands, he asketh ability to do of him that is most unable. Wisd. xiii. 19.

    Perplex’d and troubled at his bad success
    The tempter stood. John Milton.

    Not Lemuel’s mother with more care
    Did counsel or instruct her heir;
    Or teach, with more success, her son
    The vices of the time to shun. Edmund Waller.

    Every reasonable man cannot but wish me success in this attempt, because I undertake the proof of that which it is every man’s interest that it should be true. John Tillotson, Sermons.

    Whilst malice and ingratitude confess,
    They’ve strove for ruin long without success. Samuel Garth.

    Gas sulphuris may be given with success in any disease of the lungs. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.

    Military successes, above all others, elevate the minds of a people. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    All the sons of these five brethren reigned
    By due success, and all their nephews late,
    Even thrice eleven descents, the crown retained. Edmund Spenser.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Successnoun

    act of succeeding; succession

  2. Successnoun

    that which comes after; hence, consequence, issue, or result, of an endeavor or undertaking, whether good or bad; the outcome of effort

  3. Successnoun

    the favorable or prosperous termination of anything attempted; the attainment of a proposed object; prosperous issue

  4. Successnoun

    that which meets with, or one who accomplishes, favorable results, as a play or a player

  5. Etymology: [L. successus: cf. F. succs. See Succeed.]

Freebase

  1. Success

    Success Corporation is a Japanese game developer and publisher, based in Tokyo, and founded in: June 1978. They are best known for their Cotton series of shooter games, Zoo Keeper and others. Their most recently published titles include Metal Saga for PlayStation 2 and Minon: Everyday Hero for the Wii console.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. success

    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

  1. SUCCESS

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. success

    To achieve a goal, plan, intention or task.

    Their success was attributed to the continued effort knowing this is what we chose and Unity and teamwork makes the dream work.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'success' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #713

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'success' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1505

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'success' in Nouns Frequency: #289

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of success in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of success in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of success in a Sentence

  1. Jose Antonio Meade:

    For the good of Mexico, I wish him the very best of success.

  2. One Abuja-based diplomat:

    It's an incoherent mix of people, helicopters and random kit from all sorts of different sources, but there is an element of internal cohesion from the Nigerian army, it appears to be a desperate ploy to get some sort of tactical success up there in six weeks for the electoral boost.

  3. Fabrice Bregier:

    This company was a dynamic success and demonstrated that the French and British can co-operate even in a 50-50 partnership, i think the lesson that can be drawn is that we must continue co-operation with Britain – Brexit or no Brexit.

  4. Scott Walker:

    This is a guy who has the audacity to be talking about schooling anyone when it comes to foreign policy and not just about Israel and nuclear weapons, the thing about that statement, a guy in the last year called ISIS, the jayvee squad, his administration continues to call Yemen a success story, Secretary of Bill Clinton gave Russia a reset button.

  5. Goa Kerle:

    Success isn't about attaining some external target, it is about living up to what you are, and you can't without the truth.

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