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success story

noun

Simple Definition of success story

  • : someone or something that has achieved a goal

  • : someone or something that has achieved wealth, respect, or fame

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of success story

  1. 1 :  a story of a person who rises to fortune, acclaim, or brilliant achievement <In the world of finance, his is a great success story.>

  2. 2 :  someone or something that has achieved a goal <I am one of the diet clinic's success stories.>

  3. 3 :  someone or something that has achieved wealth, respect, or fame <That company is one of this area's biggest success stories.>

Word by Word Definitions

successplay
  1. :  outcome, result

    :  degree or measure of succeeding

    :  favorable or desired outcome

storyplay
  1. :  history

    :  history

    :  an account of incidents or events

  1. :  to narrate or describe in story

    :  to adorn with a story or a scene from history

  1. :  the space in a building between two adjacent floor levels or between a floor and the roof

    :  a set of rooms in such a space

    :  a unit of measure equal to the height of the story of a building


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