successful

  • 1 successful — UK US /səkˈsesfəl/ adjective ► achieving the results that were wanted and hoped for: successful in sth/doing sth »The company was successful in its bid. »The successful applicants must show their projects are economically viable. ► having… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Successful — Suc*cess ful, a. Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; hence, prosperous; fortunate; happy; as, a successful use of medicine; a successful experiment; a successful… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 successful — [sək ses′fəl] adj. 1. coming about, taking place, or turning out to be as was hoped for [a successful mission] 2. having achieved success; specif., having gained wealth, fame, etc. successfully adv. successfulness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 successful — I adjective affluent, auspicious, blooming, blossoming, booming, champion, comfortable, effective, efficacious, felicitous, felix, flourishing, fortunate, fortunatus, fruitful, gainful, prevailing, profitable, prospering, prosperous, rich,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 successful — 1580s, from SUCCESS (Cf. success) + FUL (Cf. ful). Originally any kind of success; since late 19c. it has tended to mean wealthy unless otherwise indicated. Related: Successfully …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 successful — [adj] favorable, profitable acknowledged, advantageous, ahead of the game*, at the top*, at top of ladder*, auspicious, bestselling, blooming, blossoming, booming, champion, crowned, efficacious, extraordinary, flourishing, fortuitous, fortunate …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 successful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) accomplishing an aim or purpose. 2) having achieved fame, wealth, or social status. DERIVATIVES successfully adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 successful — suc|cess|ful W1S2 [səkˈsesfəl] adj 1.) having the effect or result you intended ▪ The operation was successful. ▪ a highly successful (=very successful) meeting successful in (doing) sth ▪ Were you successful in persuading him to change his mind? …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 successful — [[t]səkse̱sfʊl[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ in ing Something that is successful achieves what it was intended to achieve. Someone who is successful achieves what they intended to achieve. How successful will this new treatment be?... I am… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 successful — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ appear, seem ▪ become ▪ feel ▪ Winning is the only way they can feel s …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 successful — suc|cess|ful [ sək sesfəl ] adjective *** achieving the result that you want: The successful candidates will be given extensive training. very/highly/extremely successful: a highly successful peacekeeping operation successful in (doing) something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 successful */*/*/ — UK [səkˈsesf(ə)l] / US [səkˈsesfəl] adjective achieving the result that you want The successful candidates will be given extensive training. very/highly/extremely successful: a highly successful peacekeeping operation successful in (doing)… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 successful — adjective 1 having the effect or result you intended: Well, it wasn t a very successful meeting. | successful in doing sth: Were you successful in persuading him to change his mind? 2 a successful business, film etc makes a lot of money: The show …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 successful — adj. 1) highly successful 2) successful at, in; with (successful in business) * * * [sək sesf(ə)l] in with (successful in business) highly successful successful at …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 successful*/*/*/ — [səkˈsesf(ə)l] adj 1) achieving the result that you want Ant: unsuccessful The team has had a highly successful season.[/ex] We have been very successful in attracting top quality candidates.[/ex] 2) a successful person does well in their career… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 successful — adjective 1) what can we do to make this campaign successful? Syn: victorious, triumphant; fortunate, lucky; effective; informal socko, in like Flynn 2) a successful designer Syn: prosperous, affluent, wealthy, rich; …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 successful — adjective Date: 1588 1. resulting or terminating in success < a successful attempt > 2. gaining or having gained success < a successful investor > • successfully adverb • successfulness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 successful — adjective 1) a successful designer Syn: prosperous, affluent, wealthy, rich, famous, eminent, top, respected 2) successful companies Syn: flourishing, thriving, booming …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 19 successful — adjective Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; prosperous; fortunate; happy a successful use of medicine Syn: efficacious, effective …

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  • 20 successful —   Holo i mua, holomua.   Also: holopono, holo le a, lele pono, pono, loa a, ho oholo i mua, kūle a, lālāwai, ka aka ahiki, ulupono.   See sayings, aki2, uene1, top.     Our work is successful, ua pono kā kāua hana …

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