Suc*cess" (?), n. [L. successus:
cf. F. succès. See Succeed.] 1.
Act of succeeding; succession. [Obs.]
Then all the sons of these five brethren reigned Spenser.
By due success.
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
Perplexed and troubled at his bad success Milton.
The tempter stood.
3. The favorable or prosperous termination of
anything attempted; the attainment of a proposed object; prosperous
Dream of success and happy victory!
Or teach with more success her son Waller.
The vices of the time to shun.
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.