Definition of successively in English:



  • Immediately one after another.

    ‘he served successively as a major and a lieutenant-colonel’
    ‘three letters of successively decreasing length’
    • ‘In 1960 he was recruited by the publishing house, where he became successively editorial director and managing director.’
    • ‘As we climbed into the hills, each country road became successively poorer and civilization more remote.’
    • ‘After the outbreak of the First World War, he served successively in the Foreign Office's western, war, and contraband departments.’
    • ‘During World War II, his hometown was successively occupied by Italians, Germans, and insurgent Communists.’
    • ‘Seeking her hand for his son-in-law Maximilian, the emperor Diocletian sent two of his officers successively to negotiate the marriage.’