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Definition 1: an attainment that is successful - [noun denoting act]

Samples where success or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his success in the marathon was unexpected
  • his new play was a great success

(success is a kind of ...) the act of achieving an aim

"the attainment of independence"

(... is a kind of success ) the act of scoring in a game or sport

"the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"

(... is a kind of success ) an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone

(... is a kind of success ) an improbable and unexpected victory

"the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"

(... is a kind of success ) success in satisfying a test or requirement

"his future depended on his passing that test" "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"

(... is a kind of success ) complete success

"they passed inspection with flying colors"

(... is a kind of success ) a brilliant and notable success

(... is a kind of success ) success in mastering something difficult

"the conquest of space"

(... is a kind of success ) something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal

"the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer" "scored a bull's eye" "hit the mark" "the president's speech was a home run"

(... is a kind of success ) a conspicuous success

"that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career" "that new Broadway show is a real smasher" "the party went with a bang"

(... is a kind of success ) succeeding with great difficulty

"winning is not everything"

(... is a kind of success ) the successful action of solving a problem

"the solution took three hours"

Definition 2: an event that accomplishes its intended purpose - [noun denoting event]

Samples where success or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's call heads a success and tails a failure
  • the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs

(success is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of success ) an impressively successful event

"the rock concert was a real barnburner"

(... is a kind of success ) a successful journey

"they wished him Godspeed"

(... is a kind of success ) a successful ending of a struggle or contest

"a narrow victory" "the general always gets credit for his army's victory" "clinched a victory" "convincing victory" "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"

(... is a kind of success ) (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait

"after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"

Definition 3: a person with a record of successes - [noun denoting person]

Samples where success or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for success in the sense of this definition

(success is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of success ) the leading woman in an art or profession

(... is a kind of success ) a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field

"he is one of the greats of American music"

(... is a kind of success ) a person of great ability and ambition

(... is a kind of success ) someone regarded as certain to succeed

"he's a natural for the job"

(... is a kind of success ) an unexpected achiever of success

"the winner was a true sleeper--no one expected him to get it"

Definition 4: a state of prosperity or fame - [noun denoting state]

Samples where success or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is enjoying great success
  • he does not consider wealth synonymous with success

(success is a kind of ...) the condition of prospering; having good fortune

(... is a kind of success ) the highest level of an occupation (especially in entertainment)

(... is a kind of success ) a profitable success

"the inventor worked for years before hitting pay dirt"

(... are attributes of success) having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome

"a successful architect" "a successful business venture"

(... are attributes of success) not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome

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