Success meaning

sək-sĕs
The achievement of one's aim or goal. [from 16th c.]

His third attempt to pass the entrance exam was a success.

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Success is the achievement of something desired, worked for or the gaining of fame or wealth.

An example of success is an author's book making it to The New York Times best sellers list.

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The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted.

Attributed their success in business to hard work.

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A successful person.
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The gaining of wealth, fame, rank, etc.
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(obs.) Result; outcome.
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(archaic) A result or an outcome.
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One who, or that which, achieves assumed goals.

Scholastically, he was a success.

The new range of toys has been a resounding success.

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One that is successful.

The plan was a success.

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Don't let success go to your head.

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Origin of success

  • Latin successus from past participle of succēdere to succeed succeed

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin successus, from succedere (“to succeed"), from sub (“next to") + cedere (“to go, move")

    From Wiktionary