- the favourable outcome of something attempted
- the attainment of wealth, fame, etc
- an action, performance, etc, that is characterized by success
- a person or thing that is successful
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
- the favorable result of something attempted:[uncountable]Success is important in a child's early attempts to learn something.
- the gaining of wealth, position, honors, etc.:[uncountable]He had achieved success.
- a successful performance or achievement:[countable]Was the party a success?
- a person or thing that is successful:[countable]He felt that at last he was a success.
- the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.
- the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.
- a successful performance or achievement:The play was an instant success.
- a person or thing that is successful:She was a great success on the talk show.
- Latin successus, equivalent. to succēd-, stem of succēdere to succeed + -tus suffix of verb, verbal action, with dt
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged achievement, fame, triumph.