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suc·ces·sor

 (sək-sĕs′ər)
n.
One that succeeds another.

successor

(səkˈsɛsə)
n
1. (Professions) a person or thing that follows, esp a person who succeeds another in an office
2. (Logic) logic the element related to a given element by a serial ordering, esp the natural number next larger to a given one. The successor of n is n + 1, usually written Sn or n′
sucˈcessoral adj

suc•ces•sor

(səkˈsɛs ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that succeeds or follows.
2. a person who succeeds another in an office, position, or the like.
[1250–1300; Middle English successour < Anglo-French < Latin successor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.successor - a person who follows next in ordersuccessor - a person who follows next in order; "he was President Lincoln's successor"
compeer, equal, peer, match - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
2.successor - a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone
substitute, replacement - a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
3.successor - a person who inherits some title or office
offspring, progeny, issue - the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"

successor

noun heir, beneficiary, inheritor, next-in-line, descendant He set out several principles that he hopes will guide his successors.
Translations
خَلَفخَليفَه، خَلَف، وريث
nástupcenásledník
efterfølger
seuraaja
nasljednik
eftirmaîur; arftaki
後継者相続人継承者後任
후계자
nástupca
efterträdare
ผู้สืบตำแหน่ง
người kế vị

successor

[səkˈsesəʳ] N (in office) → sucesor(a) m/f

successor

[səkˈsɛsər] nsuccesseur msuccess story nréussite f

successor

nNachfolger(in) m(f) (→ to +gen); (to throne) → Thronfolger(in) m(f)

successor

[səkˈsɛsəʳ] n (in office) → successore m; (heir) → erede m/f

succeed

(səkˈsiːd) verb
1. to manage to do what one is trying to do; to achieve one's aim or purpose. He succeeded in persuading her to do it; He's happy to have succeeded in his chosen career; She tried three times to pass her driving-test, and at last succeeded; Our new teaching methods seem to be succeeding.
2. to follow next in order, and take the place of someone or something else. He succeeded his father as manager of the firm / as king; The cold summer was succeeded by a stormy autumn; If the duke has no children, who will succeed to (= inherit) his property?
success (səkˈses) noun
1. (the prosperity gained by) the achievement of an aim or purpose. He has achieved great success as an actor / in his career.
2. a person or thing that succeeds or prospers. She's a great success as a teacher.
sucˈcessful (-ˈses-) adjective
(negative unsuccessful) having success. Were you successful in finding a new house?; The successful applicant for this job will be required to start work next month; a successful career.
sucˈcessfully adverb
succession (səkˈseʃən) noun
1. the right of succeeding to a throne as king, to a title etc. The Princess is fifth in (order of) succession (to the throne).
2. a number of things following after one another. a succession of bad harvests.
3. the act or process of following and taking the place of someone or something else. his succession to the throne.
successive (səkˈsesiv) adjective
following one after the other. He won three successive matches.
sucˈcessively (-ˈsesiv-) adverb
sucˈcessor (-ˈse-) noun
a person who follows, and take the place of another. Who will be appointed as the manager's successor?
in succession
one after another. five wet days in succession.

successor

خَلَف nástupce efterfølger Nachfolger διάδοχος sucesor seuraaja successeur nasljednik successore 後継者 후계자 opvolger etterfølger następca sucessor преемник efterträdare ผู้สืบตำแหน่ง halef người kế vị 接任者
References in classic literature ?
The besom of reform hath swept him out of office, and a worthier successor wears his dignity and pockets his emoluments.
But as a perishable perfect man must die, and leave his despotism in the hands of an imperfect successor, an earthly despotism is not merely a bad form of government, it is the worst form that is possible.
The bands conceived the idea of stirring her soldierly heart with a farewell which would remain in her memory always, beautiful and unfading, and bring back the past and its love for her whenever she should think of it; so they got their project placed before General Burnaby, my successor, who is Cathy's newest slave, and in spite of poverty of precedents they got his permission.
Her successor visited Chamonix later, but in far different style.
Brocklehurst and his family never came near Lowood now: household matters were not scrutinised into; the cross housekeeper was gone, driven away by the fear of infection; her successor, who had been matron at the Lowton Dispensary, unused to the ways of her new abode, provided with comparative liberality.
For a few days, I said, he seemed regardless of the puny successor to the departed: that coldness melted as fast as snow in April, and ere the tiny thing could stammer a word or totter a step it wielded a despot's sceptre in his heart.
Lecount that she must come off her domestic throne, to make way for a young and beautiful successor, armed with the authority of a wife, and an unpleasant scene must be the inevitable result.
Can I separate my father's twin-brother, joint inheritor, and next successor, from himself?
But before that time we shall be ready with the money; and even though we were not, it would be a bad fortune indeed to find so merciless a creditor in his successor.
Once more he laid his hand upon my shoulder; and then taking his flute and a few books from his desk, and leaving the key in it for his successor, he went out of the school, with his property under his arm.
But, he was particular in stipulating that if I were not received with cordiality, or if I were not encouraged to repeat my visit as a visit which had no ulterior object but was simply one of gratitude for a favour received, then this experimental trip should have no successor.
Time out of mind the Raveloe doctor had been a Kimble; Kimble was inherently a doctor's name; and it was difficult to contemplate firmly the melancholy fact that the actual Kimble had no son, so that his practice might one day be handed over to a successor with the incongruous name of Taylor or Johnson.