see also: Success
  • (British, America) IPA: /səkˈsɛs/


  1. (obsolete) Something which happens as a consequence; the outcome or result. [16th-18th c.]
    • 1644, John Milton, Aeropagitica:
      I suppose them as at the beginning of no meane endeavour, not a little alter'd and mov'd inwardly in their mindes: Some with doubt of what will be the successe, others with fear of what will be the censure; some with hope, others with confidence of what they have to speake.
  2. The achievement of one's aim or goal. [from 16th c.]
    His third attempt to pass the entrance exam was a success.
    Antonyms: failure
  3. (business) Financial profitability.
    Don't let success go to your head.
  4. One who, or that which, achieves assumed goals.
    Scholastically, he was a success.
    The new range of toys has been a resounding success.
  5. The fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect or fame.
    She is country music's most recent success.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: sucesso
  • Russian: успе́х
Proper noun
  1. A suburb in Perth, Western Australia.
  2. A town in Clay County, Arkansas.
  3. A ghost town in Jasper County, Mississippi.
  4. An unincorporated community in Texas County, Missouri.
  5. An unincorporated township in Coos County, New Hampshire.
  6. An unincorporated community in Meigs County, Ohio.
  7. A village in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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