What does successor mean?

Definitions for successor
səkˈsɛs ərsuc·ces·sor

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. successor, replacement(noun)

    a person who follows next in order

    "he was President Lincoln's successor"

  2. successor(noun)

    a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone

  3. successor, heir(noun)

    a person who inherits some title or office


  1. successor(Noun)

    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. successor(Noun)

    The next heir in order or succession.

  3. successor(Noun)

    A person who inherits a title or office

  4. successor(Noun)

    The integer immediately following another

Webster Dictionary

  1. Successor(noun)

    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. Origin: [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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce successor?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say successor in sign language?

  1. successor


  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. Lisa Monaco:

    Why hand over this albatross to the president’s successor?

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy successor this fall.

  3. Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday:

    He feels an obligation to his successor to close that, and that’s why we’re going to do it.

  4. Ingo Speich:

    The search for a successor to Piech at the top of the supervisory board has the utmost priority for investors.

  5. Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne:

    This plant and this architecture is capable of making the 300 successor, the front-wheel, all-wheel drive successor.

Images & Illustrations of successor

  1. successorsuccessorsuccessorsuccessorsuccessor

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for successor

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for successor »


Find a translation for the successor definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these successor definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"successor." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 27 Jan. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/successor>.

Are we missing a good definition for successor? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for successor:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.