verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- triumphal arch,
Origin of triumph
Examples from the Web for triumph
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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
As he relishes his triumph, a larger, grinning version of the man materializes in the background, eyeing his prey.‘Interstellar’ Is Wildly Ambitious, Very Flawed, and Absolutely Worth Seeing|Marlow Stern|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Maid had by her first triumph given the "sign" so oft demanded of her that she was truly the envoy of God.The Executioner's Knife|Eugne Sue
Counting on a triumph, he had requested that some acquaintances should be invited to the house to hear it read aloud.Balzac|Frederick Lawton
Oswald felt a mixture of uneasiness and pleasure, at the approach of this new scene of triumph for the talents of Corinne.Corinne, Volume 1 (of 2)|Mme de Stael
The Kwang-si insurrection, on the other hand, must triumph, if foreign Powers do not interfere.Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh|Lin-Le
Suddenly, Rodin burst into a loud laugh—a laugh of joy, contempt and triumph, impossible to describe.The Wandering Jew, Complete|Eugene Sue
Word Origin for triumph
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.