success

[suh k-ses] /səkˈsɛs/
noun
1.
the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.
2.
the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.
3.
a performance or achievement that is marked by success, as by the attainment of honors:
"The play was an instant success."
4.
a person or thing that has had success, as measured by attainment of goals, wealth, etc.:
"She was a great success on the talk show."
5.
Obsolete, outcome.
Origin
1530–40; < Latin successus, equivalent to succēd-, stem of succēdere to succeed + -tus suffix of v. action, with dt > ss
Related forms
successless, adjective
successlessly, adverb
successlessness, noun
nonsuccess, noun
presuccess, noun
semisuccess, adjective, noun
Synonyms
2. achievement, fame, triumph.
Example Sentences for successes
We have several competing mobile operating systems, a wealth of apps, and long lists of successes and failures.
But it's as important to learn from mistakes as it is from successes.
British Dictionary definitions for successes
success (səkˈsɛs)
 
n
1.  the favourable outcome of something attempted
2.  the attainment of wealth, fame, etc
3.  an action, performance, etc, that is characterized by success
4.  a person or thing that is successful
5.  obsolete any outcome
 
[C16: from Latin successus an outcome, from succēdere to succeed]
 
suc'cessless
 
adj

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Word Origin and History for successes
success
1530s, "result, outcome," from L. successus "an advance, succession, happy outcome," from succedere "come after" (see succeed). Meaning "accomplishment of desired end" (good success) first recorded 1580s. Successor "one who comes after" is recorded from late 13c.
"The moral flabbiness born of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That -- with the squalid interpretation put on the word success -- is our national disease." [William James to H.G. Wells, Sept. 11, 1906]
Success story is attested from 1925. Among the French phrases used in English late 19c. were succès d'estime "cordial reception given to a literary work out of respect rather than admiration" and succès de scandale "success (especially of a work of art) dependent upon its scandalous character."
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