Definition of victory
1 : the overcoming of an enemy or antagonist
2 : achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties
Examples of victory in a Sentence
The general led the troops to victory.
They had never experienced the thrill of victory.
The passage of the law was a tremendous victory for their cause.
It was a decisive victory for the army.
Recent Examples of victory from the Web
But President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent predictions of a swift victory were far from the mark.
Blair collected a first-place check of $3,200 for the victory.
Now, most of their victories come at the Georgia National Fair in October.
In lifting the Joes to a key 6-0 victory, Crockett finished 2-for-3 at the dish with a home run, a double and three RBI.
The ruling was a clear victory for the Management Group because the court ruled in favor of our fraud claim.
The Oilmen swept the series, winning 15-2 on Sunday after a 15-3 victory on Saturday and an 8-2 win on Friday night.
Woods birdied 12 and 13, Riley went bogey-par, and Tiger pulled away for a three-shot victory by shooting 69.
The early victories in Iraq and Afghanistan owe something to the Blitzkrieg approach.
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Origin and Etymology of victory
Middle English victorie, from Anglo-French, from Latin victoria, from victor
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
VICTORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of victory for English Language Learners
: success in defeating an opponent or enemy
: the act of defeating an opponent or enemy
VICTORY Defined for Kids
Definition of victory for Students
1 : the act of defeating an enemy or opponent
2 : success in a struggle against difficulties
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