What does trophy mean?

Definitions for trophy
ˈtroʊ fitro·phy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word trophy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trophy(noun)

    an award for success in war or hunting

  2. trophy, prize(noun)

    something given as a token of victory

Wiktionary

  1. trophy(Noun)

    tropæum

  2. trophy(Noun)

    An object, usually in the form of a statuette, cup, or shield, awarded for success in a competition or to mark a special achievement.

    He won the trophy in a running competition.

  3. trophy(Noun)

    An object taken as a prize by a hunter or conqueror, especially one that is displayed.

    The set of antlers which hung on the wall was his prized trophy.

  4. trophy(Noun)

    Any emblem of success; a status symbol.

    His trophies included his second wife, his successful children, the third and fourth homes in Palm Beach and Malibu, his three yachts (for the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Mediterranean), his jet, and his mistresses.

  5. trophy(Noun)

    An object taken by a serial killer or rapist as a memento of the crime.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trophy(noun)

    a sign or memorial of a victory raised on the field of battle, or, in case of a naval victory, on the nearest land. Sometimes trophies were erected in the chief city of the conquered people

  2. Trophy(noun)

    the representation of such a memorial, as on a medal; esp. (Arch.), an ornament representing a group of arms and military weapons, offensive and defensive

  3. Trophy(noun)

    anything taken from an enemy and preserved as a memorial of victory, as arms, flags, standards, etc

  4. Trophy(noun)

    any evidence or memorial of victory or conquest; as, every redeemed soul is a trophy of grace

Freebase

  1. Trophy

    A trophy is a reward for a specific achievement, and serves as recognition or evidence of merit. Trophies are most often awarded for sporting events, from youth sports to professional level athletics. In many sports medals are often given out either instead of or along with trophies. Originally the word trophy, derived from the Greek tropaion, referred to arms, standards, other property, or human captives and body parts captured in battle. These war trophies commemorated the military victories of a state, army or individual combatant. In modern warfare trophy taking is discouraged, but this sense of the word is reflected in hunting trophies and human trophy collecting by serial killers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trophy

    trō′fi, n. a memorial of a victory, consisting of a pile of arms erected on the field of battle: anything taken from an enemy and preserved as a memorial of victory: something that is evidence of victory: an ornamental group of weapons, flags, memorials of the chase, &c.—v.t. to adorn with trophies.—adj. Trō′phied, adorned with trophies. [Fr. trophée—L. tropæum—Gr. tropaiontropē, a turning—trepein, to turn.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. trophy

    Anything captured from an enemy and shown or treasured as a token of victory.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. trophy

    Was a memorial of victory erected on the spot where the enemy had turned to flight. Among the Greeks (with the exception of the Macedonians, who erected no trophies) one or two shields and helmets of the routed enemy placed upon the trunk of a tree served as the sign and memorial of victory. After a sea-fight the trophy consisted of the beaks and stern-ornaments of the captured vessels, set up on the nearest coast. It was considered wrong to destroy such a trophy, and equally wrong to repair it when it had fallen down through time, for animosity ought not to be perpetual. In early times the Romans never erected trophies on the field, but decorated the buildings at Rome with the spoils of the vanquished. In later times pillars and triumphal arches were employed to commemorate victories. Besides these, in modern times, the humiliation of an enemy is rendered lasting by such devices as the bridge of Jena, of Waterloo, and by the distribution of captured cannon. Morally considered, this practice is no improvement upon the simple and perishable trophies of the ancient Greeks.

Suggested Resources

  1. trophy

    Song lyrics by trophy -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by trophy on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trophy' in Nouns Frequency: #2196

How to pronounce trophy?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say trophy in sign language?

  1. trophy

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trophy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trophy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of trophy in a Sentence

  1. Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper:

    You walk into that kid's house and you look at the trophy mantle and all you see is trophies of where this kid has won, memorial Cup, Calder Cup, World Juniors ... winning follows that kid. You're a special player for that to happen.

  2. Charles Barkley:

    I don't think I have to walk around with my gold medal or my MVP trophy for people to know I'm Charles Barkley, so I'm going to sell all that crap.

  3. James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology:

    The health sector continuously get’s pummeled by malicious actors and hackers because their cyber-kinetic security is being managed by “Participation Trophy” winning wimps!

  4. Denis Bensoussan:

    Satellites are becoming trophy attacks for hackers. It's increasingly a cause for concern.

  5. Maria Sharapova:

    I don't feel like I actually have to hold the trophy at the end of this, i feel like I'm already holding the trophy. And I've never felt this way.' I feel like just being here is a huge win, not only for me but for so many people. And it's a wonderful feeling.

Images & Illustrations of trophy

  1. trophytrophytrophytrophytrophy

Popularity rank by frequency of use

trophy#10000#10423#100000

Translations for trophy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for trophy »

Translation

Find a translation for the trophy definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these trophy definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Word of the Day

    Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

    Please enter your email address:


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "trophy." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 20 Sep. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/trophy>.

    Are we missing a good definition for trophy? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for trophy:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.