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Successive meaning

successive - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Following in order or in uninterrupted course; coming after without interruption or interval; following one after another in a line or series; consecutive; as, the successive revolution of years; the successive kings of Egypt; successive strokes of a hammer.
  2. 2. Having or giving the right of succeeding to an inheritance; inherited by succession; hereditary; as, a successive title; a successive empire.

successive - examples of usage

  1. The cup has to be gained for three successive years by the same party, and with different animals, before it becomes his property. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
  2. The whole of this little party seemed ready to go; in fact, they had all risen and were standing round the table; but nevertheless they remained, while successive hands were dealt, face upwards. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. She was beaten through all the successive stages of breaking nerves. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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