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
The Warriors won at least once in Cleveland in each of the last two NBA Finals, part of their franchise-record streak of 14 straight series with a road victory.
The Penguins had all of three days to get ready for the final following a draining slog through the Eastern Conference that included a pair of Game 7 victories, the second a double-overtime thriller against Ottawa last Thursday.
After the game, Totti took a victory lap around the stadium accompanied by his wife and children, including his son, Cristian, 11, who many hope might carry his father’s torch.
Then Saylor returned to the mound to close out the victory, setting off the celebratory dogpile behind the mound.
Lockport has 30 victories for the first time since winning the Class AA state title in 2004.
Gianforte’s victory was a setback for Democrats who hoped to capitalize on Trump’s low approval ratings, unpopular Republican health-care legislation, and the misdemeanor assault charge.
On November 8, many thought Hillary Clinton’s victory was assured.
The most memorable victory for Cooks' Bulldogs came on Nov. 1, 1980, when MSU upended No. 1 Alabama 6-3 in Jackson before 50,891 spectators, the largest crowd to attend a sports event in Mississippi at that time.
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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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