Definitions

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

  • adjective Exulting in success or victory.
  • adjective Victorious; conquering.
  • adjective Archaic Triumphal.
  • adjective Obsolete Magnificent; splendid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Celebrating victory by a triumph, as a successful Roman general; also, used in, pertaining to, or appropriate to a triumph; triumphal.
  • Rejoicing for or as for victory; triumphing; exulting.
  • Victorious; successful; graced with conquest.
  • Of supreme magnificence and beauty; glorious.

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

  • adjective Rejoicing for victory; triumphing; exultant.
  • adjective Celebrating victory; expressive of joy for success.
  • adjective Graced with conquest; victorious.
  • adjective obsolete Of or pertaining to triumph; triumphal.
  • adjective the church in heaven, enjoying a state of triumph, her warfare with evil being over; -- distinguished from church militant. See under Militant.

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

  • adjective Celebrating victory.

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

  • adjective experiencing triumph
  • adjective joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French, from Latin triumphans. Surface analysis is triumph +‎ -ant (“adjective ending”).

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