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.

    Etymology: From successus, from succedere.

  2. successnoun

    The achievement of one's aim or goal.

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

    Etymology: From successus, from succedere.

  3. successnoun

    financial profitability.

    Don't let success go to your head.

    Etymology: From successus, from succedere.

  4. successnoun

    One who, or that which, achieves assumed goals.

    Etymology: From successus, from succedere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Successnoun

    act of succeeding; succession

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

  2. Successnoun

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

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

  3. Successnoun

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

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

  4. Successnoun

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

    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

How to pronounce success?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Tim Gray:

    The message of the movie is even though you are unemployed and you haven't gotten all the success you deserve, you are still an amazing, terrific person, i think everybody in the Academy can relate to that because that's the state of normalcy for the film industry, that you spend a lot of time unemployed.

  2. John Davidson Rockefeller, Sr.:

    If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A self-seeker is clever to be aware that the people mostly want SUCCESS & HAPPINESS, so s/he would often speak about these 2 words only to retain them as clients to grow only own BUSINESS.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    The peaceful transfer of power is the cornerstone of President Obama and Hillary Clinton democracy, i congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and Donald Trump family, and pray for Donald Trump success.

  5. Tennessee Williams:

    Success and failure are equally disastrous.

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