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triumph

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noun tri·umph \ˈtrī-əm(p)f\

Simple Definition of triumph

  • : a great or important victory

  • : a great success or achievement

  • : the very happy and joyful feeling that comes from victory or success

Full Definition of triumph

plural tri·umphs play \-əm(p)fs, -əm(p)s\

  1. 1 :  a ceremony attending the entering of Rome by a general who had won a decisive victory over a foreign enemy — compare ovation 1

  2. 2 :  the joy or exultation of victory or success

  3. 3a :  a victory or conquest by or as if by military forceb :  a notable success <the party was a triumph>

tri·um·phal play \trī-ˈəm(p)-fəl\ adjective

Examples of triumph

  1. They earned a magnificent triumph over the invading army.

  2. They celebrated their triumph with a parade through the steets of the city.

  3. They were able to achieve an important triumph against their chief rivals.

  4. Quitting smoking was a personal triumph for her.

  5. The party was a triumph.

  6. The bridge is an engineering triumph.

  7. They had a feeling of triumph after finishing the project.

  8. They stood atop the mountain in triumph.



Origin of triumph

Middle English triumphe, from Old French, from Latin triumphus


First Known Use: 14th century


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triumph

intransitive verb tri·umph

Simple Definition of triumph

  • : to achieve victory especially in a long or difficult contest

Full Definition of triumph

  1. 1 :  to obtain victory :  prevail

  2. 2a :  to receive the honor of a triumphb :  to celebrate victory or success boastfully or exultingly

Examples of triumph

  1. His favorite team triumphed in the championship game.

  2. <despite an accident early on, the runner persevered and ultimately triumphed>



1508

First Known Use of triumph

1508


TRIUMPH Defined for Kids

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triumph

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noun tri·umph \ˈtrī-əmf\

Definition of triumph

  1. 1 :  the joy of victory or success

  2. 2 :  an outstanding victory




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triumph

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verb tri·umph

Definition of triumph

tri·umphedtri·umph·ing

  1. 1 :  to celebrate victory or success in high spirits

  2. 2 :  to gain victory :  win





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