[trahy-uhmf, -uhmf]


verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to conquer; triumph over.

Nearby words

  1. tritonic,
  2. tritonis,
  3. triturable,
  4. triturate,
  5. trituration,
  6. triumphal,
  7. triumphal arch,
  8. triumphalism,
  9. triumphant,
  10. triumphantly

Origin of triumph

before 900; Middle English triumphe (noun), Old English triumpha < Latin triump(h)us, perhaps < Etruscan < Greek thríambos hymn to Dionysus

1. success. See victory. 3. jubilation, celebration. 6. succeed.

Related formstri·umph·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for triumph



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

verb (intr)

(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
Derived Formstriumpher, noun

Word Origin for triumph

C14: from Old French triumphe, from Latin triumphus, from Old Latin triumpus; probably related to Greek thriambos Bacchic hymn

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Word Origin and History for triumph
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