What does the word successful mean?

Usage examples for successful

  1. If she were playing a game it was well done and successful. – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland
  2. But the Minister was successful. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  3. I may never write a more successful play than 'Chances'; I may never get another play on the stage at all. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams