noun \sək-ˈses\

: the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame

: the correct or desired result of an attempt

: someone or something that is successful : a person or thing that succeeds

Full Definition of SUCCESS

obsolete :  outcome, result
a :  degree or measure of succeeding
b :  favorable or desired outcome; also :  the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence
:  one that succeeds

Examples of SUCCESS

  1. Success came easily to him.
  2. She is country music's most recent success.
  3. The growth of the tourism industry is one of the city's great successes.
  4. An enormous popular and critical success, The Liars' Club was credited with (or blamed for) launching a new wave of memoir-writing. (Karr deflects this accusation: I think memoir started with St. Augustine, she told Salon in 1997.) —Mollie Wilson O'Reilly, Commonweal, 23 Oct. 2009

Origin of SUCCESS

Latin successus, from succedere (see succeed)
First Known Use: 1537


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