from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To be victorious or successful; win.
- intransitive v. To rejoice over a success or victory; exult.
- intransitive v. To receive honors upon return from a victory in ancient Rome. Used of a general.
- n. The fact of being victorious; victory or conquest. See Synonyms at victory.
- n. A noteworthy or spectacular success.
- n. Exultation or rejoicing over victory or success.
- n. A public celebration in ancient Rome to welcome a returning victorious commander and his army.
- n. Obsolete A public celebration or spectacular pageant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A conclusive success following an effort, conflict, or confrontation of obstacles; victory; conquest.
- n. A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a victor.
- n. Any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
- n. A state of joy or exultation at success.
- n. A trump card.
- n. A card game, also called trump.
- n. a ceremony held to publicly celebrate and sanctify the military achievement of an army commander
- v. To prevail over rivals, challenges, or difficulties.
- v. To succeed, win, or attain ascendancy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive victory over a foreign enemy.
- n. Hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
- n. A state of joy or exultation for success.
- n. Success causing exultation; victory; conquest.
- n. A trump card; also, an old game at cards.
- intransitive v. To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.
- intransitive v. To obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail.
- intransitive v. To be prosperous; to flourish.
- intransitive v. To play a trump card.
- transitive v. To obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also, to cause to triumph.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiquity, a procession and religious ceremony in honor of a victory and the victorious leader.
- n. A public festivity or display of any kind, as an exhibition of masks; a tournament, stately procession, or pageant; a spectacle.
- n. The state of being victorious; the flush of victory.
- n. Successful enterprise or consummation; achievement; conquest.
- n. Joy or exultation for success; great gladness; rejoicing.
- n. A card of a suit which outranks all others; a trump. See trump, 1.
- n. An old game of cards, from which whist is probably derived; trump. See ruff and trump, 2.
- n. See the quotation and tarot.
- n. Synonyms Joy, Delight, etc. (see gladness), jubilee, jubilation.
- To enjoy a triumph, as a victorious general; ride in a triumph; celebrate successful achievement.
- To gain a victory; achieve success; prevail.
- To rejoice for victory; exult or boast.
- To take a trick; trump.
- To shine forth; make a brilliant show.
- To succeed in overcoming; prevail over; subdue; conquer.
- To cause to triumph; give victory to.
- To exult over; boast over.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be ecstatic with joy
- v. prove superior
- n. the exultation of victory
- n. a successful ending of a struggle or contest
- v. dwell on with satisfaction
- v. to express great joy
Middle English triomfen, from Old French triumpher, from Latin triumphāre, from triumphus, triumph, from earlier triumpus, ultimately (probably via Etruscan) from Greek thriambos, hymn to Dionysus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French triumphe, from Latin triumphus ("triumphal procession"), ultimately from Ancient Greek θρίαμβος (thriambos, "thriambus"). (Wiktionary)
From Latin triumphō. (Wiktionary)