Success is the achievement of something desired, worked for or the gaining of fame or wealth.(noun)
An example of success is an author's book making it to The New York Times best sellers list.
See success in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L successus < pp. of succedere: see succeed
See success in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin successus
Origin: , from past participle of succēdere, to succeed; see succeed.
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