noun, plural vic·to·ries.
Origin of victory
Examples from the Web for victory
And the bells chimed for victory at 1211 Avenue of the Americas.
On May 9, which Moscow commemorates as World War II “Victory Day,” Klaus paid a highly visible visit to the Russian Embassy.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Besides, victory fever had spread like wildfire throughout the Allied armies.
“We draw no victory from leaving these issues unresolved,” Adler said.SWAT Lobby Shoots to Kill Police Reform After Ferguson|Tim Mak|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At first glance, it might be tempting to interpret this extravagant level of compensation as a victory for the once-humble intern.Silicon Valley Interns Make a Service Worker’s Yearly Salary In Three Months|Samantha Allen|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The arrival of General Washington arrested the disorder, and determined the victory on our side.
Claudius himself came for a brief visit to receive the congratulations of the army on the victory which his lieutenant had won.A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)|Samuel R. Gardiner.
There existed in his victory a remnant of defiance and of combat.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
This reinforcement, however, soon put an end to the action, and Jones with his ally obtained the victory.The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling|Henry Fielding
Through the breach, foaming and swelling with irresistible power burst the tides of victory.The Air Trust|George Allan England
British Dictionary definitions for victory (1 of 2)
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for victory
British Dictionary definitions for victory (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for victory
early 14c., from Old French victorie, from Latin victoria, from past participle stem of vincere (see victor). V.E. ("victory in Europe") and V.J. ("victory in Japan") days in World War II were first used Sept. 2, 1944, by James F. Byrne, U.S. director of War Mobilization ["Washington Post," Sept. 10, 1944].
Idioms and Phrases with victory
see pyrrhic victory.