What does trophy mean?

Definitions for trophy
ˈtroʊ fitro·phy

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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.

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

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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. Martin Slumbers:

    When Zach Johnson returned the trophy, he said Zach Johnson did have to take it to be repaired.

  2. Rafa Nadal:

    My first victory here in 2005 was one of the most beautiful victories of my career, to have this trophy again with me after so many years is really very special.

  3. Kazuo Saito:

    Sumo is Japanese traditional culture. It is not just about winning and defeat. So, it is good that the president is involved and will present a trophy.

  4. Novak Djokovic:

    I came here with a wish and a mission, to reach the finals and fight for the trophy, so I got Novak Djokovic in that position. It's already a great result. But I want to get that final step on Sunday and get my hands on that trophy.

  5. Yuka Saso:

    Rory said,' Get that trophy,' and I did. So thank you, Rory.

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    a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
    • A. impurity
    • B. sheath
    • C. contempt
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