See also: Success
- successe (archaic)
- The achievement of one's aim or goal. [from 16th c.]
- His third attempt to pass the entrance exam was a success.
- a glowing success
- Antonym: failure
- (business) Financial profitability.
- Don't let success go to your head.
- One who, or that which, achieves assumed goals.
- Scholastically, he was a success.
- The new range of toys has been a resounding success.
- The fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame.
- She is country music's most recent success.
- (obsolete) Something which happens as a consequence; the outcome or result. [16th-18th c.]
- 1644, John Milton, Areopagitica; a Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Vnlicenc’d Printing, to the Parlament of England, London: [s.n.], OCLC 879551664:
- 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.
achievement of one's aim or goal
(business) financial profitability
person who achieves his or her goals
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