Success Suc*cess", n. [L. successus: cf. F. succ[`e]s. See {Succeed}.] 1. Act of succeeding; succession. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Then all the sons of these five brethren reigned By due success. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. That which comes after; hence, consequence, issue, or result, of an endeavor or undertaking, whether good or bad; the outcome of effort. [1913 Webster]

Men . . . that are like to do that, that is committed to them, and to report back again faithfully the success. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Perplexed and troubled at his bad success The tempter stood. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. The favorable or prosperous termination of anything attempted; the attainment of a proposed object; prosperous issue. [1913 Webster]

Dream of success and happy victory! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Or teach with more success her son The vices of the time to shun. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

Military successes, above all others, elevate the minds of a people. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

4. That which meets with, or one who accomplishes, favorable results, as a play or a player. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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