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
With a growing Bay Area pro-housing lobby have come victories for the movement.
But even if Shuster’s bill makes it to the House floor and passes, there doesn’t appear to be momentum in the Senate to give Trump a legislative victory.
Every member of Team USA scored in the FIBA World Cup victory against Italy Tuesday.
But this year, with the Fire's success (seven straight victories at home and nine consecutive MLS games without a loss), the sentiment has been positive.
About 150 people assembled on Tuesday night in the nation’s capital to honor freshmen lawmakers whose victories in 2016 brought record numbers of Black, Latina, Asian and Indian American women to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Neither one played in the A’s 11-3 victory over the Baldwin City Blues, but the brothers still shared some rare baseball time together.
Before McGill’s victory, San Diego native and Hall of Famer Mickey Wright captured the 1964 U.S. Women’s Open at San Diego CC.
Oliver went before the presidential campaign had ramped up, and Bee went before Trump’s victory.
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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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