- the act, fact, or condition of being victorious or triumphant; victory; conquest.
- a significant success or noteworthy achievement; instance or occasion of victory.
- exultation resulting from victory; joy over success.
- Roman History. the ceremonial entrance into Rome of a victorious commander with his army, spoils of war, and captives, authorized by the senate in honor of an important military or naval victory.Compare ovation(def 2).
- a public pageant, spectacle, or the like.
- to gain a victory; be victorious; win.
- to gain mastery; prevail: to triumph over fear.
- to be successful; achieve success.
- to exult over victory; rejoice over success.
- to be elated or glad; rejoice proudly; glory.
- to celebrate a triumph, as a victorious Roman commander.
- to conquer; triumph over.
Origin of triumph
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Examples from the Web for triumphed
It had triumphed since its twin premieres in Leningrad and Moscow in 1934.When Stalin Met Lady Macbeth
November 9, 2014
How she triumphed over the adversity in her life is what makes her such a powerful role model for generations of women.Eleanor Roosevelt: Feminist Icon
September 2, 2014
It almost seemed, for one brief and shining moment, that Monica Lewinsky had triumphed over her past.Monica Lewinsky Is Doomed: Trying To Craft a Career Outside Her Infamy May Be Impossible
July 2, 2014
“Tupac Shakur triumphed too fast and grew up too slow,” Kempton wrote.Tupac and Murray Kempton: The Godfather Who Wore Tweed
June 22, 2014
Take, for example, when Driving Miss Daisy triumphed over My Left Foot, Dead Poets Society, or Born on the Fourth July.The Worst Oscar Winners, From ‘Rocky’ and ‘Crash’ to Gwyneth Paltrow
Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern
February 26, 2014
To him, the wonderful thing was that the slave had triumphed over his owner.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
The assistant was on his mettle, and either failed or triumphed.Heroes of the Telegraph
Even on the days when he triumphed in his workshops, disaster awaited him at home.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
And, by the frailty of those they have triumphed over, they judge of all the rest.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
I triumphed; and for a time enjoyed my success, and the advantages that it brought me.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
- the feeling of exultation and happiness derived from a victory or major achievement
- the act or condition of being victorious; victory
- (in ancient Rome) a ritual procession to the Capitoline Hill held in honour of a victorious general
- obsolete a public display or celebration
- cards an obsolete word for trump 1
- (often foll by over) to win a victory or controlto triumph over one's weaknesses
- to rejoice over a victory
- to celebrate a Roman triumph
Word Origin and History for triumphed
late 14c., from Old French triumphe (12c.), from Latin triumphus "achievement, a success, procession for a victorious general or admiral," earlier triumpus, probably via Etruscan from Greek thriambos "hymn to Dionysus," a loan-word from a pre-Hellenic language. Sense of "victory, conquest" is c.1400.
late 15c.; see triumph (n.). Related: Triumphed; triumphing.