trophy

noun
tro·phy | \ˈtrō-fē \
plural trophies

Definition of trophy 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : something gained or given in victory or conquest especially when preserved or mounted as a memorial

2a : a memorial of an ancient Greek or Roman victory raised on the field of battle or on the nearest land for a naval victory

b : a representation of such a memorial (as on a medal) also : an architectural ornament representing a group of military weapons

3 : a game animal or fish suitable for mounting as a trophy usually used attributively

4 : one that is prized for qualities that enhance prestige or social status usually used attributively a trophy wifea trophy house

Definition of -trophy (Entry 2 of 2)

: nutrition : nurture : growth dystrophy

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Other Words from trophy

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trophy transitive verb

Examples of trophy in a Sentence

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Fishermen are catching good to excellent numbers of silvery and post-spawn steelhead trout on the Rocky, Chagrin and Cuyahoga rivers, from young skippers to trophy trout. cleveland.com, "Fishing Report for April 13: Rainbows in the Rocky; Wallace Lake drawn down," 13 Apr. 2018 What other sport can boast so many all-time superstars who never once got to hoist a trophy? Jon Tayler, SI.com, "The Astros' World Series Victory is Redemption for the Deserving Carlos Beltran," 2 Nov. 2017 No area teams brought home trophies, but South Milwaukee finished third in Division 1 and Port Washington third in Division 2.. Middleton (76) and Stevens Point (177) finished ahead of South Milwaukee (191) in Division 1. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State boys cross country: Homestead's Drew Bosley meets expectations with a title," 28 Oct. 2017 The Chargers get to keep the Battle for the Bell trophy, though. David Carrillo Peñaloza, Daily Pilot, "Edison owns Fountain Valley in the Battle for the Bell football rivalry," 27 Oct. 2017 There are still many trophy wives, princesses and doting mothers in denial about all the blood on the hands of their sons and husbands. Malcolm Beith, Newsweek, "El Chapo Is Going Down. How Many Drug Lords, Assassins, Politicians and Policemen Will He Take with Him?," 19 Oct. 2017 The trophies, plaques and photo display in the spare room come to his rescue. Ailene Voisin, sacbee, "Meet De’Aaron Fox, new face of the Kings: An ‘old soul’ with taste for Beethoven," 22 Sep. 2017 Defender Kyle Smith had no sooner lifted the trophy than fans rushed the field in jubilation. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "History-making win is 'pure bliss' as Louisville City FC moves on to USL championship," 5 Nov. 2017 The Astros haven't won a title in 56 seasons of existence, while the Dodgers haven't raised the trophy in 29 years. Creg Stephenson, AL.com, "Astros vs. Dodgers 2017 live stream, score updates; World Series Game 7 time, TV channel, watch online," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of trophy

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for trophy

Noun

Middle French trophee, from Medieval Latin tropheum, from Latin tropaeum, trophaeum, from Greek tropaion, from neuter of tropaios of a turning, of a rout, from tropē turn, rout, from trepein to turn

Noun combining form

New Latin -trophia, from Greek, from -trophos nourishing, from trephein

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The first known use of trophy was in the 15th century

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trophy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of trophy

: an object (such as a large cup or sculpture) that is given as a prize for winning a competition

: something that you keep or take to show that you were successful in hunting, war, etc.

trophy

noun
tro·phy | \ˈtrō-fē \
plural trophies

Kids Definition of trophy

1 : something given to celebrate a victory or as an award for achievement I won the bowling trophy.

2 : something taken in battle or conquest especially as a memorial

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