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success (n.)

1530年代,"结果,结果",来自拉丁文 successus "一个进步,一个上来;一个好的结果,幸福的结果",名词使用 succedere "come after,follow after;go near to;come under;take the place of"的过去分词,也有"go from under,mount up,ascend",因此"get on well,繁荣,胜利",来自 sub "next to,after"(见 sub- )+ cedere "go,move"(来自PIE根 *ked- "to go,屈服")。意为"完成预期的目的"( good success )最早记载于1580年代。意为"成功的事或人",特别是在公共场合,是1882年的。

The moral flabbiness born of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That — with the squalid interpretation put on the word success — is our national disease. [William James to H.G. Wells, Sept. 11, 1906]

Success story 从1902年开始被考证。在OED报道的法语短语中,19世纪末在英语中使用的有 succès d'estime "出于尊重而不是欣赏而给予文学作品的亲切接待"和 succès de scandale "成功(尤其是艺术作品)取决于其丑恶的性格"。

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Definitions of success from WordNet

success (n.)
an event that accomplishes its intended purpose;
let's call heads a success and tails a failure
the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs
success (n.)
an attainment that is successful;
his success in the marathon was unexpected
his new play was a great success
success (n.)
a state of prosperity or fame;
he is enjoying great success
he does not consider wealth synonymous with success
success (n.)
a person with a record of successes;
if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success
Synonyms: achiever / winner / succeeder
From wordnet.princeton.edu