1. [ noun ] an event that accomplishes its intended purpose

"let's call heads a success and tails a failure" "the election was a remarkable success for Republicans"

Related terms: failure happening victory bite Godspeed barnburner
2. [ noun ] an attainment that is successful

"his success in the marathon was unexpected" "his new play was a great success"

Related terms: attainment conquest bell_ringer coup winning hit flying_colors seduction overturn score solution passing
3. [ noun ] a state of prosperity or fame

"he is enjoying great success" "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success"

Related terms: failure prosperity big_time pay_dirt successful unsuccessful
4. [ noun ] a person with a record of successes
Synonyms: winner succeeder achiever

"his son would never be the achiever that his father was" "only winners need apply" "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success"

Related terms: loser person natural sleeper highflier first_lady achieve succeed
Similar spelling:   succuss