success

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin successus, from succēdō (succeed), from sub- (next to) + cēdō (go, move).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /səkˈsɛs/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Noun[edit]

success (countable and uncountable, plural successes)

  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.
    Antonym: 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.

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