successor美 [sək'sesər] 英 [sək'sesə(r)]
1.~ (to sb/sth)
a person or thing that comes after sb/sth else and takes their/its place
Who's the likely successor to him as party leader?
Their latest release is a worthy successor to their popular debut album.
somebody or something that follows another and takes up the same position
someone who has an important position after someone else. Someone who has the position before someone else is called their predecessor
Mr. Sokol told Mr. Buffett that he had not hoped to be Mr. Buffett's successor, and was resigning for reasons unrelated to those trades.
Given these constraints, Mr Jonathan could be forgiven, perhaps, for just keeping his head down and the seat warm for his successor.
But less than a year earlier he had chastised Jeff Immelt, his successor, for failing to respect the discipline this dumb idea demands.
Mr Bush will have reached the last lap of a broken presidency. His successor, presumably, will attend as an observer.
Mr. Buffett has famously said that he sealed the name of his successor in an envelope in his office in Omaha, Neb.
L obviously didn't care how odd his gestures and mannerisms appeared to others; certainly he would expect his successor to be the same.
At the time that she was hounded by scandalous rumours she found a worthy successor in Annie Besant (see photo) in 1889.
The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that her husband's successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him.
Its successor was the 4040 processor (released in 1974), which had an expanded instruction set, program memory, register set, and stack.
He would seem to have an interest in planning now to hand over to an anointed successor.