victory

noun vic·to·ry \ ˈvik-t(ə-)rē \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of victory

plural victories
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

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of victory

Middle English victorie, from Anglo-French, from Latin victoria, from victor


VICTORY Defined for English Language Learners

victory

noun

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

victory

noun vic·to·ry \ ˈvik-tə-rē \

Definition of victory for Students

plural victories
1 : the act of defeating an enemy or opponent
2 : 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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