Definition of "success" []

  • The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted: attributed their success in business to hard work. (noun)
  • The gaining of fame or prosperity: an artist spoiled by success. (noun)
  • The extent of such gain. (noun)
  • One that is successful: The plan was a success. (noun)
  • Obsolete A result or an outcome. (noun)
  • The favourable outcome of something attempted (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The attainment of wealth, fame, etc (noun)
  • An action, performance, etc, that is characterized by success (noun)
  • A person or thing that is successful (noun)
  • Any outcome (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "success" in a sentence
  • "So if a naturalist argument based on success is to succeed, some other naturalistically acceptable but non-question begging understanding of ˜success™ must be found."
  • "Won't that poor little mind of yours grapple with the fact that the Hawkins Alcomotive is a success -- a _success?"
  • "The man whose mind is set firmly toward achievement does not appropriate success, _he is success_."