• Success of war party. Pima
    Success of war party. Pima
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n succession acquisition of property by descent or by will
    • n succession the action of following in order "he played the trumps in sequence"
    • n succession a following of one thing after another in time "the doctor saw a sequence of patients"
    • n succession a group of people or things arranged or following in order "a succession of stalls offering soft drinks","a succession of failures"
    • n succession (ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa
    • Succession A series of persons or things according to some established rule of precedence; as, a succession of kings, or of bishops; a succession of events in chronology. "He was in the succession to an earldom."
    • Succession An order or series of descendants; lineage; race; descent. "A long succession must ensue."
    • Succession The act of succeeding, or following after; a following of things in order of time or place, or a series of things so following; sequence; as, a succession of good crops; a succession of disasters.
    • Succession The person succeeding to rank or office; a successor or heir.
    • Succession The power or right of succeeding to the station or title of a father or other predecessor; the right to enter upon the office, rank, position, etc., held ny another; also, the entrance into the office, station, or rank of a predecessor; specifically, the succeeding, or right of succeeding, to a throne. "You have the voice of the king himself for your succession in Denmark.""The animosity of these factions did not really arise from the dispute about the succession ."
    • Succession The right to enter upon the possession of the property of an ancestor, or one near of kin, or one preceding in an established order.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Florence Nightingale Graham adopted the name Elizabeth Arden once her company became successful at the beginning of the 1900s.
    • n succession A following of things in order; consecution; also, a series of things following one another, either in time or in place.
    • n succession The act or right of succeeding to the place, proper dignity, functions, or rights of another; the act or right of succeeding or coming to an inheritance; the act or right of enteringupon an office, rank, etc., held by another: as, he holds the property by the title of succession; also, a line of persons so succeeding.
    • n succession Especially— The act of succeeding under established custom or law to the dignity and rights of a sovereign; also, a line of sovereigns thus following one another.
    • n succession Eccles., the act of succeeding to clerical office or receiving transmitted authority through ordination; a series of persons so succeeding. See apostolic succession, under apostolic.
    • n succession An order or series of descendants; lineage; successors collectively; heirs.
    • n succession In biology, descent with modification in unbroken evolutionary series; the sequence of organic forms thus developed; the fact or the result of evolution or development along any line of descent or during any period of time.
    • n succession A person succeeding to rank, office, or the; like.
    • n succession In music, same as progression (of parts) or as sequence, 5.
    • n succession In psychology, suggestion; association.
    • n succession More specifically, the continuity of title in a corporation notwithstanding successive changes of membership.
    • n succession In phytogeography, the sequence of one plant-formation upon another on the same ground in response to changes in the conditions. Successions result from a great variety of causes, such as the gradual enrichment of soil, the accumulation of humus in peat-bogs, volcanic action, etc., or human agency, as in deforestation, cultivation, etc.
    • n succession In horticulture and agriculture, a continuous yield of the same crop, secured by planting either the same variety at intervals or different varieties requiring different periods for maturing at the same time. See succession cane.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Colombia, if a Goajiro woman is successful in tripping a man during a ceremonial dance, he's required to have intercourse with her.
    • Succession act of succeeding or following after: series of persons or things following each other in time or place: series of descendants: race:
    • Succession (agri.) rotation, as of crops: right to take possession: in Roman and Scots law, the taking of property by one person in place of another
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  • Anthony Robbins
    “Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.”
  • Darius Rucker
    Darius Rucker
    “Success doesn't suck.”
  • Albert Schweitzer
    “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
  • Sophocles
    “There is no success without hardship.”
  • Mark Twain
    “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You already have every characteristic necessary for success.”


Failure is the mother of success - Failure is often a stepping stone towards success.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. successio,: cf. F. succession,. See Succeed
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. succedĕresub, up, cedĕre, to go.


In literature:

This is our first case, and I hope it will prove entirely successful.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
This opportunity was a chance for success not to be lost, and he closed with the proposition.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
Skill with the rifle and success in the chase were points of friendly emulation.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
But his failure was even more conspicuous than his momentary semblance of success.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
It was a daring movement, but proved successful.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
It is possible that they owed their success to the possession of superior weapons.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
Edward's successful campaign in the march.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Prosperity probes the heart with a keener touch; misery only calls for patience, but there is corruption in success.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
Of course the success of this trap depends entirely upon the strength of the bow.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
Other successful works followed in rapid succession.
"Great Italian and French Composers" by George T. Ferris

In poetry:

Suddenly she reached a thistle!
My! you should have heard her whistle!
* * * * * * *
A successful plan was Hannah's,
But I cannot praise her manners.
"Inconsiderate Hannah" by Harry Graham
And aught the world contends for to mine eye
Seemed not so real a meaning of success
As only once to clasp before I die
My vision of embodied happiness.
"The Need To Love" by Alan Seeger
Our solemn meetings, my Creator, bless,
To ev'ry soul alacrity impart,
Our meditations prosper with success,
That we may worship thee with faithful heart.
"A Prayer For Them, Who Go To Worship God In Public" by Rees Prichard
The highest goal is not success,
If that be made the aim;
But faithfulness, tho' counted less,
Is what God promises to bless:
These goals are not the same.
"The Highest Goal" by Joseph Horatio Chant
To show why I had not attained
The goal of grand success,
Such as some noted men have gained,
For if my work is not sin-stained
God will my failures bless.
"The Highest Goal" by Joseph Horatio Chant
"If with success you would assail,
Gild, youngster, doubly gild your arrows:
Little the feather'd shafts avail,
Though wing'd from mamma's doves and sparrows.
"Cupid and Plutus" by William Shenstone

In news:

I never really considered making chicken pot pies for the Fourth of July holiday, but after success with Tovolo's Petite Pie Mold and their recipes for fruit pies, I decided to give Tovolo's recipe for Savory Pie a try, and I liked it a lot.
Network television takes on hipsterdom, with mixed success.
Ferraris raise adrenalin and funds, while VanDusen sows seeds of gala success.
These Inc 5000 CEOs savor their success with speed and sweat.
Editor's Note: The following is one in a series of blogs provided by the experts who have worked incredibly hard to make Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" reality program, starring Nightclub & Bar Media Group President Jon Taffer, such a success.
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D' Aquila finds sweet success as soccer ref.
Syracuse football coach at a loss to explain team's second-half success.
Check out some of the songs featured on an album sure to be a huge success.
After the success of last year's inaugural show, The Horse Backstreet Choppers will bring its second annual The Horse Backstreet Choppers Bike Show to Thunder Road during Sturgis Bike Week 2008.
A Bavarian success story Any number of successful businesses were started in a garage, but Helmut Schreiner, head of the $150 million Schreiner Group, goes one better.
After seeing success in success in Miami, Houston and in the Washington, DC, area, Burger King announced that it would be expanding its delivery service to New York City.
Reno is one of the hirst foals to undergo successful brain surgery, and his successful treatment is all in thanks to veternarians at A&M.
As pressure mounts to replicate the success of 3-D cinema in the home, IBC2010 will present a full-spectrum examination of the technology, production techniques and distribution options to make 3-D TV a success.
One reason the Knoxville Boys Track and Field squad has had so much success this season is they had expectations to be this successful.

In science:

Big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) is one of the big successes of the Standard Model of cosmology, successfully predicting the primordial abundance of light elements.
Theory of Neutrinos: A White Paper
The successful prediction of pion-pion scattering at low-energy from the combination of ChPT and Roy equations is one of the great successes of theory in low-energy hadronic physics.
Chiral Perturbation Theory Beyond One Loop
What is interesting about the lagrangian, eq. (1.7), for the present purposes is that the successive effective couplings involve successively more powers of 1/m2 .
Quantum Gravity and Precision Tests
In this way, successful strategies spread in the population and less successful strategies diminish.
Stochastic evolutionary game dynamics
Notice that because of condition (iii) in Definition 10.7, a successfully related special elementary piece is indeed successful in the sense of Definition 4.18.
A new metric criterion for non-amenability III: Non-amenability of R.Thompson's group F