What does victory mean?

Definitions for victory
ˈvɪk tə ri, ˈvɪk trivic·to·ry

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. victorynoun

    The state of having won a competition or battle.

  2. victoryverb

    To achieve a victory

Wikipedia

  1. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Victorynoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [OE. victorie, OF. victorie, victoire, F. victoire, L. victoria. See Victor.]

Freebase

  1. Victory

    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

  1. victory

    A matter of staying-power.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. victory

    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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Mythology

  1. Victory

    (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).

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'victory' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1804

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'victory' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4158

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'victory' in Nouns Frequency: #748

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of victory in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of victory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of victory in a Sentence

  1. New York City:

    This team captured the imagination of the nation, their victory, I think, sends a message about the strength of women, the power of women, and the changes that we need in our society.

  2. John Cornyn:

    Today's victory is an important one, but the fight to reverse the President's unconstitutional overreach is not over, the President must respect the rule of law and fully obey the court's ruling.

  3. Jim Jeffrey:

    The Turkish incursion into northeast Syria is a tragedy, it was long standing Jim Jeffrey government policy in two Administrations to keep that from happening and Hardened ISIS prisoners were clearly not successful, iSIS is pitching this as a victory for them.

  4. Reecie Colbert:

    I still can't believe it. She told me she shares this victory with me. And thanked me for being ride-or-die with her from the very beginning. I was so excited, dancing around my kitchen.

  5. Chief Executive Frank Gibeau:

    We still have got a lot a work to do. We are not declaring victory or getting too ahead of ourselves here.

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. caddie
    • B. exacerbate
    • C. huff
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