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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Success  \Suc*cess"\,  n.  [L.  successus:  cf  F.  succ[`e]s.  See 
  {Succeed}.] 
  1.  Act  of  succeeding;  succession.  [Obs.] 
 
  Then  all  the  sons  of  these  five  brethren  reigned  By 
  due  success.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  That  which  comes  after  hence  consequence,  issue,  or 
  result,  of  an  endeavor  or  undertaking,  whether  good  or 
  bad  the  outcome  of  effort. 
 
  Men  .  .  .  that  are  like  to  do  that  that  is 
  committed  to  them  and  to  report  back  again 
  faithfully  the  success.  --Bacon. 
 
  Perplexed  and  troubled  at  his  bad  success  The 
  tempter  stood.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  The  favorable  or  prosperous  termination  of  anything 
  attempted;  the  attainment  of  a  proposed  object;  prosperous 
  issue. 
 
  Dream  of  success  and  happy  victory!  --Shak. 
 
  Or  teach  with  more  success  her  son  The  vices  of  the 
  time  to  shun.  --Waller. 
 
  Military  successes,  above  all  others  elevate  the 
  minds  of  a  people.  --Atterbury. 
 
  4.  That  which  meets  with  or  one  who  accomplishes,  favorable 
  results,  as  a  play  or  a  player.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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  Republicans"  [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}]  [ant:  {loser}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Success,  AR  (town,  FIPS  67550) 
  Location:  36.45452  N,  90.72285  W 
  Population  (1990):  170  (77  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  72470 
  Success,  MO 
  Zip  code(s):  65570 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  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. 
 
 




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