American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Defeat of an enemy or opponent.
- n. Success in a struggle against difficulties or an obstacle.
- n. The state of having triumphed.
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. She is represented as a winged woman, often bearing as attributes a palm-branch and laurel crown, or a trumpet. The subject is a very frequent one in ancient art, from some of the noblest of antique sculpture down to vase-paintings and figurines. Among the most notable examples are the reliefs from the balustrade of the temple of Wingless Victory at Athens, one of which is the well-known figure entitled “Victory Loosing her Sandal,” and the magnificent statue called the “Victory of Samothrace,” a Greek original of the fourth century B. C, attributed to the school of Scopas, found in the island of Samothrace, where it stood on a pedestal representing the prow of a trireme, and now one of the chief ornaments of the Louvre Museum. See
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GNU Webster's 1913
- 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
- n. a successful ending of a struggle or contest
- 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)
- Middle English, from Old French victorie, from Latin victōria, from victor, victor; see victor. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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