Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; hence, prosperous; fortunate; happy; as, a successful use of medicine; a successful experiment; a successful enterprise. "Welcome, nephews, from successful wars." (Shak)
Synonyms: Happy, prosperous, fortunate, auspicious, lucky. See Fortunate.
(01 Mar 1998)
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