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SUCCESSOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does successor mean? 

SUCCESSOR (noun)
  The noun SUCCESSOR has 3 senses:

1. a person who follows next in order
2. a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone
3. a person who inherits some title or office

  Familiarity information: SUCCESSOR used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUCCESSOR (noun)


Sense 1successor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who follows next in order

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

successor; replacement

Context example:

he was President Lincoln's successor

Hypernyms ("successor" is a kind of...):

compeer; equal; match; peer (a person who is of equal standing with another in a group)


Sense 2successor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("successor" is a kind of...):

replacement; substitute (a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another)


Sense 3successor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who inherits some title or office

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

heir; successor

Hypernyms ("successor" is a kind of...):

issue; offspring; progeny (the immediate descendants of a person)


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