|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|