American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete 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. colloq. That which meets with, or one who accomplishes, favorable results, as a play or a player.
- 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
- From Latin successus, from succedere ("to succeed"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin successus, from past participle of succēdere, to succeed; see succeed. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So if a naturalist argument based on success is to succeed, some other naturalistically acceptable but non-question begging understanding of ˜success™ must be found.”
“Won't that poor little mind of yours grapple with the fact that the Hawkins Alcomotive is a success -- a _success?”
“The man whose mind is set firmly toward achievement does not appropriate success, _he is success_.”
“He said that the person who displaced that board had better not be encouraged by the success -- he said _success_ with a curious emphasis -- of the present experiment to attempt another trick of the kind.”
“Roy Hodgson, who was fired by Liverpool after 191 days, diagnoses a distortion of the term "success": a money-induced and society-driven mangling of perspective.”
“In fact, in that moment I knew the genuine definition of the word success and so did Will.”
“Seems that the term success was poorly chosen and despite its context may have caused some concern to some.”
“Manchester United have scored another title success by being valued as the biggest football club in the world.”
“The stunning emergence of Lewis Hamilton has softened the blow, especially after his title success last year, and Dennis was phlegmatic as he considered the reasons why each of the drivers departed.”
“The title success has prompted Figo to confirm that he will stop playing top-level football at the end of the season.”
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