from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Defeat of an enemy or opponent.
- n. Success in a struggle against difficulties or an obstacle.
- n. The state of having triumphed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An instance of having won a competition or battle.
- v. To achieve a victory
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The defeat or overcoming of an antagonist in a contest or an enemy in battle; triumph.
- n. The advantage or superiority gained in any contest, as over passions, or over temptations, or in any moral or spiritual struggle.
- n. A female deity of the Greeks and Romans, the personification of success in battle or in any active struggle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a successful ending of a struggle or contest
Middle English, from Old French victorie, from Latin victōria, from victor, victor; see victor.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English victory, victorie, from Old French victorie, from Latin victōria, from victor ("victor"). Displaced native Middle English siȝe, sye ("victory") (from Old English siġe ("victory")), Old English sigor ("victory, triumph"). (Wiktionary)