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.
- tri·umph·er, noun
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How to use triumph in a sentence
From the highest-profile pros to college kids and even high-schoolers, athletes have reimagined those two minutes as a time to grapple with our country’s triumphs and failings.The pregame national anthem — in all its roiling contradictions — still has something to offer | Barry Svrluga | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Humanity’s triumph over smallpox should stand out as one of our proudest moments.Smallpox used to kill millions of people every year. Here’s how humans beat it. | Kelsey Piper | February 5, 2021 | Vox
Before the election of 1824, Louisa Catherine threw a ball that, counterintuitively, honored war hero and rival candidate Andrew Jackson on the anniversary of his triumph at the Battle of New Orleans.Not all presidents’ dance skills are created equal | Bonnie Berkowitz, Joanne Lee | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
The Jaguars began this season with a triumph over the Indianapolis Colts, then didn’t win again.Urban Meyer returns to coaching, jumps to NFL with hiring by Jacksonville Jaguars | Mark Maske | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
We are thrilled to have Raven Goodwin play Hattie McDaniel and provide an honest look into the triumphs and tragedies of her life.Raven Goodwin Is Hattie McDaniel For ‘Behind The Smile’ Biopic | Stephanie Dunivan | January 7, 2021 | Essence.com
Everybody stays—because by the end, his triumph feels like your own.Hedwig, Hugh & Michael Cera: 12 Powerhouse Theater Performances of 2014 | Janice Kaplan | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Reconcile is from a slightly different arm of Houston hip-hop—more focused on spiritual triumph over the trap.Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet | Stereo Williams | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They are stories of persecution and triumph, adversity and strength.
The security services insisted that this triumph should remain secret for 50 years.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero | Clive Irving | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Indeed, the Republican triumph may be part of a larger trend.With Immigration Move, Obama and the Welfare Party Strike Again | Lloyd Green | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is the development of character, the triumph of intellectuality and spirituality I have striven to express.'Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
Her eyes were blazing with triumph, yet her lips curved with contempt at the attitude of her trembling father.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Isaacson thought of the note of triumph in Mrs. Chepstow's voice when she said to him, "I don't feel such things this summer."Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
Aristide glowingly accepted the invitation and cast a look of triumph around the café.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
A still more signal triumph to American ingenuity was accorded on Thursday.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
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
(often foll by over) to win a victory or control: to triumph over one's weaknesses
to rejoice over a victory
to celebrate a Roman triumph
- triumpher, noun
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