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NOUN (4)

1. an event that accomplishes its intended purpose;
- Example: "let's call heads a success and tails a failure"
- Example: "the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs"

2. an attainment that is successful;
- Example: "his success in the marathon was unexpected"
- Example: "his new play was a great success"

3. a state of prosperity or fame;
- Example: "he is enjoying great success"
- Example: "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success"

4. a person with a record of successes;
- Example: "his son would never be the achiever that his father was"
- Example: "only winners need apply"
- Example: "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success"
[syn: achiever, winner, success, succeeder]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

success n 1: an event that accomplishes its intended purpose; "let's call heads a success and tails a failure"; "the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs" [ant: failure] 2: an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success" 3: a state of prosperity or fame; "he is enjoying great success"; "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success" [ant: failure] 4: a person with a record of successes; "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" [syn: achiever, winner, success, succeeder] [ant: failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

202 Moby Thesaurus words for "success": Cadmean victory, Easy Street, Grand Guignol, KO, Passion play, Pyrrhic victory, Tom show, accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, affluence, antimasque, arrival, ascendancy, attainment, audience success, ballet, bed of roses, big name, bomb, broadcast drama, burlesque show, carrying out, celebrity, championship, charade, cliff hanger, closet drama, clover, comedy drama, comer, comfort, conquest, consummation, critical success, daytime serial, deanship, dialogue, discharge, dispatch, do, documentary drama, drama, dramalogue, dramatic play, dramatic series, duodrama, duologue, ease, easy circumstances, easy victory, effectuation, epic theater, excellence, execution, experimental theater, extravaganza, failure, fait accompli, favor, felicity, fleshpots, flop, fruition, fulfillment, gasser, giveaway, go, good fortune, gracious life, gracious living, grand slam, greatness, happening, happiness, hit, hit show, implementation, improvisational drama, incomparability, inimitability, knockout, landslide, landslide victory, lap of luxury, lead, legitimate drama, life of ease, loaves and fishes, luxury, majority, masque, mastery, melodrama, minstrel show, miracle, miracle play, mission accomplished, monodrama, monologue, moral victory, morality, morality play, music drama, musical revue, mystery, mystery play, one-upmanship, opera, pageant, panel show, pantomime, pastoral, pastoral drama, performance, picnic, piece, play, playlet, precedence, predominance, predomination, preeminence, preponderance, prepotence, prepotency, prerogative, prestige, priority, privilege, problem play, production, prosperity, prosperousness, psychodrama, pushover, quiz show, radio drama, realization, review, revue, right-of-way, runaway victory, security, seniority, sensation, sensational play, serial, show, sitcom, situation comedy, sketch, skill, skit, soap, soap opera, sociodrama, spectacle, stage play, stage show, star, straight drama, subdual, subduing, superiority, suspense drama, tableau, tableau vivant, talk show, teleplay, television drama, television play, the affluent life, the good life, theater of cruelty, thriving condition, total theater, total victory, transcendence, transcendency, triumph, upward mobility, variety show, vaudeville, vaudeville show, vehicle, velvet, victor, victory, virtuosity, walkaway, walkover, weal, wealth, welfare, well-being, win, winner, winning, winning streak, word-of-mouth success, work
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

SUCCESS, n. The one unpardonable sin against one's fellows. In literature, and particularly in poetry, the elements of success are exceedingly simple, and are admirably set forth in the following lines by the reverend Father Gassalasca Jape, entitled, for some mysterious reason, "John A. Joyce." The bard who would prosper must carry a book, Do his thinking in prose and wear A crimson cravat, a far-away look And a head of hexameter hair. Be thin in your thought and your body'll be fat; If you wear your hair long you needn't your hat.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Success, AR -- U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 180 Housing Units (2000): 85 Land area (2000): 0.218415 sq. miles (0.565692 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.218415 sq. miles (0.565692 sq. km) FIPS code: 67550 Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05 Location: 36.454579 N, 90.722971 W ZIP Codes (1990): 72470 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Success, AR Success