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noun vic·to·ry \ˈvik-t(ə-)rē\

: success in defeating an opponent or enemy

: the act of defeating an opponent or enemy

plural vic·to·ries

Full Definition of VICTORY

:  the overcoming of an enemy or antagonist
:  achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties

Examples of VICTORY

  1. The general led the troops to victory.
  2. They had never experienced the thrill of victory.
  3. The passage of the law was a tremendous victory for their cause.
  4. It was a decisive victory for the army.

Origin of VICTORY

Middle English victorie, from Anglo-French, from Latin victoria, from victor
First Known Use: 14th century
VICTORY Defined for Kids


noun vic·to·ry \ˈvik-tə-rē\
plural vic·to·ries

Definition of VICTORY for Kids

:  the act of defeating an enemy or opponent
:  success in a struggle against difficulties

Synonym Discussion of VICTORY

victory, conquest, and triumph mean a success in a competition or struggle. victory is used for a win over an opponent or over difficult problems. <Doctors won a victory over disease.> conquest means the act of overcoming and gaining control over someone or something. <We're studying Rome's conquests in Britain.> triumph is used of an especially great victory that brings honor and glory. <The outcome of the battle was a triumph for the general.>


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