Definitions for TRIUMPHˈtraɪ əmf, -ʌmf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tri•umphˈtraɪ əmf, -ʌmf(n.)

  1. the act, fact, or condition of being victorious or highly successful; victory; success:

    a military triumph; medical triumphs.

  2. exultation resulting from victory or success.

  3. the ceremonial entrance into ancient Rome of a victorious commander with his army, captives, etc., authorized by the senate in honor of the victory.

    Category: Ancient History

  4. a public pageant, spectacle, or the like.

  5. (v.i.)to gain a victory or be highly successful.

  6. to gain mastery; prevail:

    to triumph over fear.

  7. to exult over victory; rejoice over success.

  8. to be elated or glad; rejoice proudly; glory.

  9. to celebrate a triumph, as a victorious Roman commander.

    Category: Ancient History

Origin of triumph:

bef. 900; ME triumphe (n.), OE triumpha < L triump(h)us, perh. < Etruscan < Gk thrīambos hymn to Dionysus


Princeton's WordNet

  1. victory, triumph(noun)

    a successful ending of a struggle or contest

    "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"

  2. triumph(verb)

    the exultation of victory

  3. prevail, triumph(verb)

    prove superior

    "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"

  4. wallow, rejoice, triumph(verb)

    be ecstatic with joy

  5. gloat, triumph, crow(verb)

    dwell on with satisfaction

  6. exuberate, exult, rejoice, triumph, jubilate(verb)

    to express great joy

    "Who cannot exult in Spring?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. triumph(noun)ˈtraɪ əmf, -ʌmf

    victory or success, or the feeling of this

    the army's triumph over its enemy; The exhibition was a real triumph.; the look of triumph in her eyes

  2. triumph(verb)ˈtraɪ əmf, -ʌmf

    to win or have success

    a determination that allowed her to triumph over her disabilities

Webster Dictionary

  1. Triumph(noun)

    a magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive victory over a foreign enemy

  2. Triumph(noun)

    hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant

  3. Triumph(noun)

    a state of joy or exultation for success

  4. Triumph(noun)

    success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the triumph of knowledge

  5. Triumph(noun)

    a trump card; also, an old game at cards

  6. Triumph(noun)

    to celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation

  7. Triumph(noun)

    to obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail

  8. Triumph(noun)

    to be prosperous; to flourish

  9. Triumph(noun)

    to play a trump card

  10. Triumph(verb)

    to obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also, to cause to triumph


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British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'TRIUMPH' in Nouns Frequency: #1882

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a great victory or success

The battle ended in a triumph for the Romans.

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