successful

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adjective suc·cess·ful \-fəl\

Definition of successful

  1. 1 :  resulting or terminating in success a successful attempt

  2. 2 :  gaining or having gained success a successful investor

successfully

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successfulness

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Examples of successful in a sentence

  1. the play had a successful run on Broadway

  2. sold their successful dry-cleaning business and retired to Hawaii

1594

First Known Use of successful

1594


SUCCESSFUL Defined for English Language Learners

successful

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adjective suc·cess·ful \-fəl\

Definition of successful for English Language Learners

  • : having the correct or desired result : ending in success

  • : having gotten or achieved wealth, respect, or fame


SUCCESSFUL Defined for Kids

successful

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adjective suc·cess·ful \sək-ˈses-fəl\

Definition of successful for Students

  1. 1 :  resulting or ending well or in success My attempt to swim across the harbor was successful.

  2. 2 :  gaining or having gained success a successful business

successfully

\-fə-lē\ adverb


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