Pronunciation: (suk-ses'), [key]
1. the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.
2. the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.
3. a successful performance or achievement: The play was an instant success.
4. a person or thing that is successful: She was a great success on the talk show.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.