victory

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noun vic·to·ry \ˈvik-t(ə-)rē\

Definition of victory

plural

victories

  1. 1 :  the overcoming of an enemy or antagonist

  2. 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.

Origin and Etymology of victory

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


First Known Use: 14th century



VICTORY Defined for English Language Learners

victory

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noun vic·to·ry \ˈvik-t(ə-)rē\

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

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noun vic·to·ry \ˈvik-tə-rē\

Definition of victory for Students

plural

victories

  1. 1 :  the act of defeating an enemy or opponent

  2. 2 :  success in a struggle against difficulties



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