Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a favorable outcome: a successful heart transplant.
  • adj. Having obtained something desired or intended: was successful in stopping the leak of oil.
  • adj. Having achieved wealth or eminence: a successful architect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; prosperous; fortunate; happy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; hence, prosperous; fortunate; happy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having or resulting in success; obtaining or terminating in the accomplishment of what is wished or intended; often, specifically, having succeeded in obtaining riches, high position, or other objects of ambition; prosperous; fortunate.
  • Synonyms Prosperous, etc. (see fortunate); effectual.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome

Etymologies

From success +‎ -ful. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.