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Definitions of successful

  1. Successfulness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; hence, prosperous; fortunate; happy; as, a successful use of medicine; a successful experiment; a successful enterprise. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Resulting in success: having the desired effect or termination: prosperous. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Resulting in success; prosperous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Obtaining success; prosperous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Prosperous; fortunate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for successful

  1. Nor was I more successful the next time, nor the next. – A Rambler's lease by Bradford Torrey
  2. Experience tells us that it is one thing to gain a battle, quite another to be successful in the result of a long war. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
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