Definition of “successful” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /səkˈsesfəl/
Extra Examples
Trust is an essential ingredient in a successful marriage.She wasn't successful in her claim for damages.Everyone's hoping for a successful resolution to the crisis.The team has worked hard for a successful outcome.The city was successful in its bid to host the olympics.

B1 achieving what you want to achieve:

If the operation is successful, she should be walking within a few months.

B2 having achieved a lot or made a lot of money through your work:

a successful businessman

B2 very popular:

a successful book/film
→ Opposite unsuccessful
successfully adverb

(Definition of “successful” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)