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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 suc·cess /səkˈsɛs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Suc·cess n.
 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) 2.0

      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
      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]