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trophy

1

[ troh-fee ]

noun

, plural tro·phies.
  1. anything taken in war, hunting, competition, etc., especially when preserved as a memento; spoil, prize, or award.
  2. anything serving as a token or evidence of victory, valor, skill, etc.:

    a sports trophy.

  3. a symbol of success that is used to impress others:

    He bought the lavish home as a trophy.

  4. a carving, painting, or other representation of objects associated with or symbolic of victory or achievement.
  5. any memento or memorial.
  6. a memorial erected by certain ancient peoples, especially the Greeks and Romans, in commemoration of a victory in war and consisting of arms or other spoils taken from the enemy and hung upon a tree, pillar, or the like.


adjective

  1. noting or relating to a symbol of success that is used to impress others:

    They just want a near-perfect trophy child to brag about.

-trophy

2
  1. a combining form used in the formation of nouns with the general senses “nourishment, feeding” ( mycotrophy ), “growth” ( hypertrophy ); also forming abstract nouns corresponding to adjectives ending in -trophic.

-trophy

1

combining form

  1. indicating a certain type of nourishment or growth

    dystrophy



trophy

2

/ ˈtrəʊfɪ /

noun

  1. an object such as a silver or gold cup that is symbolic of victory in a contest, esp a sporting contest; prize
  2. a memento of success, esp one taken in war or hunting
  3. in ancient Greece and Rome
    1. a memorial to a victory, usually consisting of captured arms raised on the battlefield or in a public place
    2. a representation of such a memorial
  4. an ornamental carving that represents a group of weapons, etc
  5. informal.
    modifier highly desirable and regarded as a symbol of wealth or success

    a trophy wife

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Derived Forms

  • -trophic, combining_form:in_adjective
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Other Words From

  • trophy·less adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of trophy1

1505–15; earlier trophe < French trophée < Latin trop ( h ) aeum < Greek trópaion, noun use of neuter of trópaios, Attic variant of tropaîos of turning or putting to flight, equivalent to trop ( ) a turning (akin to trépein to turn) + -aios adj. suffix. See trope

Origin of trophy2

< Greek -trophia nutrition, equivalent to troph ( ) food + -ia -y 3
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Word History and Origins

Origin of trophy1

from Greek -trophia , from trophē nourishment

Origin of trophy2

C16: from French trophée , from Latin tropaeum , from Greek tropaion , from tropē a turning, defeat of the enemy; related to Greek trepein to turn
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Example Sentences

As for Tampa Bay, the Bolts are in danger of coughing away yet another golden opportunity to add to their trophy case.

“Succession” star Jeremy Strong won the drama actor trophy for his role as an aspiring heir.

From Fortune

Khadija Siddique come around to her son’s choice of careers, as Ash now makes enough money to support his family, which, he says, is a far bigger award than any trophy.

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So when domestic rival Liverpool was eliminated in early March, it appeared as though the only thing that stood between City and its first ever Champions League trophy was Bayern.

The Bavarian club is now the heavy favorite to lift the Champions League trophy, and for good reason.

In straight relationships with an age gap, words like ‘gold-digger’ and ‘trophy wife’ get thrown around.

Get a thrill, get off a lucky shot, take home a trophy, put it up in a secret chamber of our heart.

“Management” in this situation means issuing permits for trophy grizzly hunts.

The charity gets its name from the symbolic date when the America's Cup trophy left the U.K.

Its horrific title aside, Trophy Wife was the closest thing in style, tone, and humor to Modern Family that ABC had ever produced.

Sometimes Yung Pak would be the winner, and then he would march home with great glee and show the trophy to his father.

Some of the soldiers insisted on skinning the beast and taking the skin along as a trophy.

The dæmon of anarchy has here raised a superb trophy on a monument of ruins.

Then she started back for the caves taking the slat of wood with her as a trophy.

I presented my trophy and treasure-trove to the fairy-like Miss Wee-wee.

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