Meaning of SUCCESS
|Pronunciation: || ||suk'ses|
| ||Definition:|| |
- [n] an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
- [n] an event that accomplishes its intended purpose; "let's call heads a success and tails a failure"; "the election was a remarkable success for Republicans"
- [n] a person with a record of successes; "his son would never be the achiever that his father was"; "only winners need apply"; "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success"
- [n] a state of prosperity or fame; "he is enjoying great success"; "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success"
SUCCESS is a 7 letter word that starts with S.
| ||Synonyms:|| ||achiever, succeeder, winner|
| ||Antonyms:|| ||failure, failure, failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person|
| ||See Also:|| ||attainment, bang, barnburner, bell ringer, big time, bull's eye, conquest, coup, first lady, flying colors, flying colours, Godspeed, happening, highflier, highflyer, hit, human, individual, mark, mortal, natural, natural event, occurrence, overturn, pass, passing, pay dirt, person, prosperity, qualifying, score, seduction, sleeper, smash, smasher, solution, somebody, someone, soul, strike, successfulness, upset, winning|
|Webster's 1913 Dictionary|
| ||Definition:|| |
\Suc*cess"\, n. [L. successus: cf. F. succ[`e]s. See
1. Act of succeeding; succession. [Obs.]
Then all the sons of these five brethren reigned By
due success. --Spenser.
2. That which comes after; hence, consequence, issue, or
result, of an endeavor or undertaking, whether good or
bad; the outcome of effort.
Men . . . that are like to do that, that is
committed to them, and to report back again
faithfully the success. --Bacon.
Perplexed and troubled at his bad success The
tempter stood. --Milton.
3. The favorable or prosperous termination of anything
attempted; the attainment of a proposed object; prosperous
Dream of success and happy victory! --Shak.
Or teach with more success her son The vices of the
time to shun. --Waller.
Military successes, above all others, elevate the
minds of a people. --Atterbury.
4. That which meets with, or one who accomplishes, favorable
results, as a play or a player. [Colloq.]