What does Triumph mean?

Definitions for Triumph
ˈtraɪ əmf, -ʌmftri·umph

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. victory, triumphnoun

    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. triumphverb

    the exultation of victory

  3. prevail, triumphverb

    prove superior

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

  4. wallow, rejoice, triumphverb

    be ecstatic with joy

  5. gloat, triumph, crowverb

    dwell on with satisfaction

  6. exuberate, exult, rejoice, triumph, jubilateverb

    to express great joy

    "Who cannot exult in Spring?"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. TRIUMPHnoun

    Etymology: triumphus, Lat. triomphe, Fr.

    Hence will I drag thee headlong by the heels
    Unto a dunghil, which shall be thy grave;
    And there cut off thy most ungracious head,
    Which I will bear in triumph to the king. William Shakespeare.

    In ancient times the triumphs of the generals from victory, and the great donatives upon disbanding the armies, were things able to enflame all mens courage. Francis Bacon.

    Sublime with expectation when to see
    In triumph issuing forth their glorious chief. John Milton.

    Hercules, from Spain,
    Arriv’d in triumph, from Geryon slain. John Dryden, Æn.

    Eros has
    Packt cards with Cæsar, and false play’d my glory
    Unto an enemy’s triumph. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

    Each order bright
    Sung triumph, and him sung victorious king. John Milton.

    Turn arcs of triumph to a garden-gate. Alexander Pope.

    If fools admire, or whining coxcombs toast,
    The vain coquets the trifling triumphs boast. Logie .

    Great triumph and rejoicing was in heav’n. John Milton.

  2. To Triumphverb

    Etymology: triumpho, Lat. triompher, Fr.

    The triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment. Job xx. 5.

    Your victory, alas, begets my fears;
    Can you not then triumph without my tears. Dryden.

    This great commander sought many times to persuade Solyman to forbear to use his forces any farther against the Christians, over whom he had sufficiently triumphed, and turn them upon the Persians. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.

    Then all this earthy grossness quit,
    Attir’d with stars, we shall for ever sit,
    Triumphing over death, and chance, and time. John Milton.

    There fix thy faith and triumph o’er the world;
    For who can help, or who can save besides? Nicholas Rowe.

    While blooming youth and gay delight
    Sit on thy rosey cheeks confest,
    Thou hast, my dear, undoubted right
    To triumph o’er this destin’d breast. Matthew Prior.

    How ill beseeming is it in thy sex
    To triumph, like an Amazonian trull. William Shakespeare.

    Sorrow on all the pack of you,
    That triumph thus upon my misery. William Shakespeare.

    Our grand foe,
    Who now triumphs, and in th’ excess of joy
    Sole reigning, holds the tyranny of heav’n. John Milton.


  1. Triumph

    Triumph is a song by American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, from their 1997 album Wu-Tang Forever. It was released as the lead single from the album in February 1997. The song does not have a chorus, instead, solely consisting of an intro and interlude by Ol' Dirty Bastard and verses from the other eight Wu-Tang members and associate (and future member) Cappadonna. It is the only Wu-Tang song featuring all members.


  1. triumph

    Triumph refers to a great and significant victory, achievement, or success, often achieved after a difficult struggle or against all odds. It can also refer to the great joy or exultation that comes from such a victory or achievement. In a broader sense, it may also refer to a feeling or display of superiority, mastery or conquest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Triumphnoun

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

  2. Triumphnoun

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

  3. Triumphnoun

    a state of joy or exultation for success

  4. Triumphnoun

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

  5. Triumphnoun

    a trump card; also, an old game at cards

  6. Triumphnoun

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

  7. Triumphnoun

    to obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail

  8. Triumphnoun

    to be prosperous; to flourish

  9. Triumphnoun

    to play a trump card

  10. Triumphverb

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


  1. Triumph

    Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States. Triumph was nominated for multiple Juno Awards, including Group of the Year Award in 1979, 1985, 1986 and 1987. Like their fellow Canadians Rush, Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early to mid-1980s. The band was formed by Toronto music veterans Gil Moore, Mike Levine, and Rik Emmett in 1975.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Triumph

    trī′umf, n. in ancient Rome, a solemn procession in honour of a victorious general: joy for success: victory: (Shak.) a trump card.—v.i. to celebrate a victory with pomp: to rejoice for victory: to obtain victory: to be prosperous: to boast, exult (with over): (Shak.) to shine brightly.—v.t. (Milt.) to boast over.—adj. Trium′phal, pertaining to triumph: used in celebrating victory.—n. (Milt.) a token of victory.—adj. Trium′phant, celebrating or rejoicing for a triumph: expressing joy for success: victorious.—adv. Trium′phantly.—n. Trī′umpher.—adv. Trī′umphingly, in a triumphing manner: with triumph or exultation.—Triumphal arch, an arch erected in connection with the triumph of a Roman general, any decorative arch in public rejoicings, &c.—Church triumphant (see Church). [L. triumphus; akin to Gr. thriambos, a hymn to Bacchus.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. triumph

    (Lat. triumphus). Was the name given in ancient Rome to the public honor bestowed on a general who had been successful in war. It consisted in a solemn procession along the Via Sacra up to the Capitol, where sacrifice was offered Jupiter. The victor sat in a chariot, drawn by four horses,—his captives marching before, his troops following behind. Certain conditions had to be fulfilled before a triumph could be enjoyed, and it was the business of the senate to see that these were enforced. Under the empire, generals serving abroad were considered to be the emperor’s lieutenants, and therefore, however successful in their wars, they had no claim to a triumph. They received instead triumphal decorations, and other rewards. The oration, or lesser triumph, differs from the greater chiefly in these respects; that the imperator entered the city on foot, clad in the simple toga prætexta of a magistrate, that he bore no sceptre, was not preceded by the senate and a flourish of trumpets, nor followed by victorious troops, but only by the equites and the populace, and that the ceremonies were concluded by the sacrifice of a sheep instead of a bull. The ovation, it is scarcely necessary to add, was granted when the success, though considerable, did not fulfill the conditions specified for a triumph.

  2. triumph

    To obtain victory; to meet with success.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Triumph in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Triumph in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Triumph in a Sentence

  1. Elizabeth Rodolph:

    Courtesy Alexander Campagna Triumph loved cooking. Courtesy Alexander Campagna Triumph would always invite the neighborhood kids who were outside playing over to eat whatever Courtesy Alexander Campagna Triumph made. Courtesy Alexander Campagna Triumph treated everyone like family.

  2. Dan Byman:

    The Taliban victory in Afghanistan is being celebrated by jihadists and is seen as proof that, if they endure, they can eventually triumph.

  3. Valentin Dolganiuc:

    Dictatorship does not sleep. It is quaking with fear, doing everything it can to stop people from all regions coming here to the capital, Chisinau, but we, tens of thousands of ordinary people, have come here to triumph and we shall.

  4. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray:

    ...my dear boy, no woman is a genius. They are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.

  5. Francois De La Rochefoucauld:

    Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.

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