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Success Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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, succeeder] [ant: failure]
Success Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.]

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* You must keep sending work out you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist. - Isaac Asimov

* Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam. - Lyndon B. Johnson

* The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. - Dwight D Eisenhower

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