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Noun: success  suk'ses
  1. An event that accomplishes its intended purpose
    "let's call heads a success and tails a failure"; "the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs"
     
  2. An attainment that is successful
    "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
     
  3. A state of prosperity or fame
    "he is enjoying great success"; "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success"
     
  4. A person with a record of successes
    "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success";
    - achiever, winner, succeeder

Derived forms: successes

See also: successful, unsuccessful

Type of: attainment, happening, individual, mortal, natural event, occurrence, occurrent, person, prosperity, somebody, someone, soul, successfulness

Antonym: failure

Encyclopedia: Success, NH