from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Following, next in order.
  • v. Present participle of succeed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of one who, or that which, succeeds; also, that which succeeds, or follows after; consequence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of one who succeeds.
  • n. Consequence; result.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. coming after or following
  • adj. (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving


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