triumph

[ trahy-uhmf, -uhmf ]
/ ˈtraɪ əmf, -ʌmf /

noun

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

SYNONYMS FOR triumph
1. success. See victory. 3. jubilation, celebration. 6. succeed.

Related formstri·umph·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for triumph

triumph

/ (ˈtraɪəmf) /

noun

verb (intr)

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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