Succeeding
Succeed Suc*ceed", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Succeeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Succeeding}.] [L. succedere, successum; sub under + cedere to go, to go along, approach, follow, succeed: cf. F. succ['e]der. See {Cede}, and cf. {Success}.] 1. To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of; as, the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne; autumn succeeds summer. [1913 Webster]

As he saw him nigh succeed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To fall heir to; to inherit. [Obs. & R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue. [1913 Webster]

Destructive effects . . . succeeded the curse. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

4. To support; to prosper; to promote. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Succeed my wish and second my design. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • Succeeding — Suc*ceed ing, n. The act of one who, or that which, succeeds; also, that which succeeds, or follows after; consequence. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • succeeding — index consecutive, ensuing, future, proximate, subsequent, successive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • succeeding — / successive [adj] following alternating, consecutive, ensuing, following after, in a row, in line, next, next in line for, next in order, next off, next up, rotating, sequent, sequential, serial, seriate, subsequent, subsequential, succedent,… …   New thesaurus

  • succeeding — suc|ceed|ing [səkˈsi:dıŋ] adj [only before noun] coming after something else ▪ Over the succeeding weeks things went from bad to worse. ▪ succeeding generations …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • succeeding — succeedingly, adv. /seuhk see ding/, adj. being that which follows; subsequent; ensuing: laws to benefit succeeding generations. [1555 65; SUCCEED + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • succeeding — adj. Succeeding is used with these nouns: ↑generation …   Collocations dictionary

  • succeeding — suc|ceed|ing [ sək sidıŋ ] adjective coming after something else: Many of their traditions will not be passed on to succeeding generations …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • succeeding — adjective coming after something else: Over the succeeding weeks things went from bad to worse …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • succeeding — adjective strands of DNA are reproduced through succeeding generations Syn: subsequent, successive, following, ensuing, later, future, coming …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • succeeding — UK [səkˈsiːdɪŋ] / US [səkˈsɪdɪŋ] adjective coming after something else Many of their traditions will not be passed on to succeeding generations …   English dictionary

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