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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

    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. Mark Zuckerberg:

    The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.

  3. Maximo Ibarra:

    I regret the timing, but family reasons gave me no choice, i will dedicate myself in the coming months to securing a seamless transfer to my successor.

  4. Chris Christie:

    It’s called burrowing, you take them from the political appointee side into the civil service side, in order to try to set up ... roadblocks for your successor, kind of like when all the Clinton people took all the Ws off the keyboard when George Bush was coming into the White House.

  5. The Republican Party Ryan:

    For his legacy to be secure, he has to have a successor from his own party, and from his wing of his own party. Hillary fits the bill. So what is he going to do? My assumption is he will do everything he can to bait us into fights with him to try to make us look like we're angry reactionaries incapable of winning the Electoral College.

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    an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    • A. moan
    • B. refine
    • C. embark
    • D. disturb

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