Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To be victorious or successful; win.
  • intransitive verb To rejoice over a success or victory; exult.
  • intransitive verb To receive honors upon return from a victory. Used especially of generals in ancient Rome.
  • noun The act or fact of being victorious; a victory.
  • noun Exultation or rejoicing over victory or success.
  • noun A success in a struggle against difficulties or an obstacle.
  • noun A noteworthy achievement or success.
  • noun A public celebration, especially in ancient Rome, to welcome a returning victorious commander and his army.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun In Roman antiquity, a procession and religious ceremony in honor of a victory and the victorious leader.
  • noun A public festivity or display of any kind, as an exhibition of masks; a tournament, stately procession, or pageant; a spectacle.
  • noun The state of being victorious; the flush of victory.
  • noun Successful enterprise or consummation; achievement; conquest.
  • noun Joy or exultation for success; great gladness; rejoicing.
  • noun A card of a suit which outranks all others; a trump. See trump, 1.
  • noun An old game of cards, from which whist is probably derived; trump. See ruff and trump, 2.
  • noun See the quotation and tarot.
  • noun Synonyms Joy, Delight, etc. (see gladness), jubilee, jubilation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.
  • intransitive verb To obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail.
  • intransitive verb To be prosperous; to flourish.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To play a trump card.
  • transitive verb obsolete To obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also, to cause to triumph.
  • noun (Rom. Antiq.) A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive victory over a foreign enemy.
  • noun obsolete Hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
  • noun A state of joy or exultation for success.
  • noun Success causing exultation; victory; conquest.
  • noun obsolete A trump card; also, an old game at cards.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To prevail over rivals, challenges, or difficulties.
  • verb To succeed, win, or attain ascendancy.
  • noun A conclusive success following an effort, conflict, or confrontation of obstacles; victory; conquest.
  • noun A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a victor.
  • noun obsolete Any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
  • noun A state of joy or exultation at success.
  • noun obsolete A trump card.
  • noun A card game, also called trump.
  • noun historical a ceremony held to publicly celebrate and sanctify the military achievement of an army commander

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb be ecstatic with joy
  • verb prove superior
  • noun the exultation of victory
  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin triumphō.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French triumphe, from Latin triumphus ("triumphal procession"), ultimately from Ancient Greek θρίαμβος (thriambos, "thriambus").

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