What does VICTORY mean?
Definitions for VICTORY
ˈvɪk tə ri, ˈvɪk trivic·to·ry
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word VICTORY.
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"
The state of having won a competition or battle.
To achieve a victory
The term victory (from Latin victoria) originally applied to warfare, and denotes success achieved in personal combat, after military operations in general or, by extension, in any competition. Success in a military campaign constitutes a strategic victory, while the success in a military engagement is a tactical victory. In terms of human emotion, victory accompanies strong feelings of elation, and in human behaviour often exhibits movements and poses paralleling threat display preceding the combat, which are associated with the excess endorphin built up preceding and during combat. Victory dances and victory cries similarly parallel war dances and war cries performed before the outbreak of physical violence. Examples of victory behaviour reported in Roman antiquity, where the term victoria originated, include: the victory songs of the Batavi mercenaries serving under Gaius Julius Civilis after the victory over Quintus Petillius Cerialis in the Batavian rebellion of 69 AD (according to Tacitus); and also the "abominable song" to Wodan, sung by the Lombards at their victory celebration in 579. The sacrificial animal was a goat, around whose head the Langobards danced in a circle while singing their victory hymn. The Roman Republic and Empire celebrated victories with triumph ceremonies and with monuments such as victory columns (e.g. Trajan's Column) and arches. A trophy is a token of victory taken from the defeated party, such as the enemy's weapons (spolia), or body parts (as in the case of head hunters). Mythology often deifies victory, as in the cases of the Greek Nike or the Roman Victoria. The victorious agent is a hero, often portrayed as engaging in hand-to-hand combat with a monster (as Saint George slaying the dragon, Indra slaying Ahi, Thor slaying the Midgard Serpent etc.). Sol Invictus ("the Invincible Sun") of Roman mythology became an epithet of Christ in Christianity. Paul of Tarsus presents the resurrection of Christ as a victory over Death and Sin (1 Corinthians 15:55). The Latinate English-language word victory (from the 14th century) replaced the Old English equivalent term sige (cognate with Gothic sigis, Old High German sigu and Sieg in modern German), a frequent element in Germanic names (as in Sigibert, Sigurd etc.), cognate to Celtic sego and Sanskrit sahas.
the defeat of an enemy in battle, or of an antagonist in any contest; a gaining of the superiority in any struggle or competition; conquest; triumph; -- the opposite of defeat
Etymology: [OE. victorie, OF. victorie, victoire, F. victoire, L. victoria. See Victor.]
Victory is the fourteenth album by The Jacksons, released on July 2, 1984 on Epic Records. It was the first and only album to include all six Jackson brothers together as an official group; also, it was the last album entirely recorded with lead singer Michael Jackson. The album sold over seven million copies worldwide, opening at number four on the US Billboard 200, selling 185,000 copies in first week sales. On October 30, 1984, the album was certified 2× Platinum by RIAA for the sales of over 2 million copies in the United States. Victory was supported by the Victory Tour, with lead singer Michael Jackson, who had recently released the world's all-time best-selling album, Thriller, prominently featured. Shortly after the tour ended, Michael and Marlon Jackson quit the group. Jermaine, Tito, Randy and Jackie Jackson continued on as the Jacksons, and releasing one more album, 1989's 2300 Jackson Street before splitting up.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A matter of staying-power.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The defeat of an enemy in battle, or of an antagonist in contest; a gaining of the superiority in war, struggle, or combat; conquest; triumph.
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(Vic′tory). A goddess, the daughter of Styx and Acheron, generally represented as flying in the air holding out a wreath of laurel. Her Greek name is Nike (Nicē).
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Victory is ranked #12467 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Victory surname appeared 2,490 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Victory.
79.1% or 1,971 total occurrences were White.
9.2% or 230 total occurrences were Black.
3.5% or 88 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
3.4% or 87 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.4% or 61 total occurrences were Asian.
2.1% or 53 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'VICTORY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1804
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'VICTORY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4158
Rank popularity for the word 'VICTORY' in Nouns Frequency: #748
The numerical value of VICTORY in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of VICTORY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of VICTORY in a Sentence
Republican Governor Doug Ducey:
This is a huge victory for public education in Arizona, after years of lawsuits and fighting, we are moving forward and funding our teachers, students and schools – instead of lawyers.
We got a great team victory, we'll enjoy this and go out there tomorrow and try to execute like we do every day.
We, if we had our victory yesterday, would have been on a clear flight path toward a deal, now, as a result of that vote, we cannot guarantee any extension will be granted.
The bond between our nations was forever sealed in that great crusade, as we honor our shared victory and heritage, we affirm the common values that will unite us long into the future; freedom, sovereignty, self-determination, the rule of law and reference for the rights given to us by almighty God.
Donald Trump could end up exceeding 50 percent of the vote in the GOP race, which would be a first for Donald Trump in any state and give Donald Trump a shot at claiming all 95 of the state's delegates. Incoming returns show him with roughly 62 percent. Fox News projects that Ohio Gov. John Kasich will place second in the state, leaving Texas Sen. Cruz to finish third.Cruz, though, has all along downplayed Trump’s New York performance as expected in Ohio Gov. John Kasich home state. The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politics. See Latest Fox News also projects that Democrat Hillary Clinton will defeat Vermont Sen. Sanders in New York on the Democratic side. Primary front-runners Democrat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both were seeking big rebound victories Tuesday after recent campaign setbacks. Texas Sen. Cruz has complicated Trump's path to the nomination by winning in recent contests like Wisconsin, and getting allies elected to several states' delegate slates. On the Democratic side, Sanders had been on a winning streak up until Tuesday -- claiming victory in seven of the eight prior contests. Whether Donald Trump and Clinton's performance Tuesday will be enough for either to wrap up the race in the coming weeks remains an open question. While the primary map seems to be shifting in the near-term to friendly territory for the front-runners, Trump in particular still faces a tough path to clinching the nomination pre-convention if his rivals choose to stay and fight. Texas Sen. Cruz, who infamously panned Trump's New York values earlier in the primary, had been bracing for a tough showing in the Empire State and showed no signs of throwing in the towel. The Texas senator was already looking ahead on the primary calendar, turning The Texas senator attention to Pennsylvania, where The Texas senator delivered a speech calling on Americans to join together to move the country forward. It is time for us to get up, shake it off and be who we were destined to be.
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- فوز, نصر, انتصارArabic
- ظفر, зәфәр, галибијјәт, zəfər, qalibiyyət, غلبه, qələbə, гәләбәAzerbaijani
- victòriaCatalan, Valencian
- ظفر, پیروزیPersian
- victoire, la victoireFrench
- विजय, ज़फ़रHindi
- győzelem, diadalHungarian
- 勝ち, 勝利Japanese
- 승리, 勝利Korean
- zege, overwinningDutch
- sigerNorwegian Nynorsk
- pȍbeda, pȍbjeda, по̏беда, по̏бједаSerbo-Croatian
- galebe, zafer, muzafferiyet, galibiyet, utku, yengiTurkish
- ظفر, فتحUrdu
- thắng lợi, chiến thắngVietnamese
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