from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted: attributed their success in business to hard work.
- n. The gaining of fame or prosperity: an artist spoiled by success.
- n. The extent of such gain.
- n. One that is successful: The plan was a success.
- n. Obsolete A result or an outcome.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. financial profitability.
- n. One who, or that which, achieves assumed goals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Act of succeeding; succession.
- n. That which comes after; hence, consequence, issue, or result, of an endeavor or undertaking, whether good or bad; the outcome of effort.
- n. The favorable or prosperous termination of anything attempted; the attainment of a proposed object; prosperous issue.
- n. That which meets with, or one who accomplishes, favorable results, as a play or a player.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Succession; order of sequence.
- n. The termination of any affair, whether happy or (now rarely) unhappy; issue; result; consequence.
- n. A favorable or prosperous termination of anything attempted; a termination which answers the purpose intended; prosperous issue; often, specifically, the gaining of money, position, or other advantage.
- n. A successful undertaking or attempt; what is done with a favorable result: as, political or military successes.
- n. One who or that which succeeds, especially in a way that is public or notorious: as, the speech was a success; he is a social success.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person with a record of successes
- n. a state of prosperity or fame
- n. an attainment that is successful
- n. an event that accomplishes its intended purpose
Latin successus, from past participle of succēdere, to succeed; see succeed.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin successus, from succedere ("to succeed"). (Wiktionary)