from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A defeat of an enemy or opponent.
- noun A success in a struggle against difficulties or an obstacle.
- noun The state or fact of having defeated an opponent or of having achieved success.
- noun Exultation or celebration at defeating an opponent or accomplishing something.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The defeat or overcoming of an antagonist in a contest or an enemy in battle; triumph.
- noun The advantage or superiority gained in any contest, as over passions, or over temptations, or in any moral or spiritual struggle.
- noun A female deity of the Greeks and Romans, the personification of success in battle or in any active struggle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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
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- noun An instance of having
wona competitionor battle.
- verb rare To achieve a
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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"Yes," he murmured, "thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory -- _the victory_ -- victory!"
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"I'm confident that we can use the word victory right now, which obviously sounds very good for the first elected Asian mayor of the city," Mr. Lee said to reporters in City Hall.
In teh end, a McCain victory is a loss for all Americans.
It's rather interesting here, Lou, that the term victory has changed meaning.
With Beckham, who arrived in 2007, Irish striker Robbie Keane and Donovan in the squad, the side has three 'designated players' paid above salary cap restrictions and anything less than a title victory would have been deemed a failure.
The Galaxy deserved the victory after dominating the contest to secure a title victory that validates the franchise's lucrative investment in a star-studded roster.
Gary Speed front row, second right made his professional debut for Leeds United in 1988 and four years later played a key role in their title victory as part of a midfield that also comprised Gordon Strachan, Gary McAllister and David Batty