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Meaning of TRIUMPH

Pronunciation:  trI'umf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
  2. [n]  the exultation of victory
  3. [v]  to express great joy; "As if the sea, and sky, and earth, rejoiced with new-born liberty." Shelley
  4. [v]  dwell on with satisfaction
  5. [v]  prove superior; "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"
  6. [v]  be ecstatic with joy

TRIUMPH is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: crow, exult, gloat, jubilate, prevail, rejoice, rejoice, revel, victory, wallow
 Antonyms: defeat, licking
 See Also: be on cloud nine, blow, bluster, boast, brag, checkmate, cheer, cheer up, chirk up, conclusion, congratulate, ending, exult, exultation, fall, finish, gas, gasconade, glory, independence, jubilance, jubilancy, jubilation, jump for joy, landslide, laugher, pin, preen, pride, Pyrrhic victory, romp, runaway, service break, shoo-in, shoot a line, slam, swash, sweep, tout, vaunt, walk on air, walkaway, win, win



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tri"umph\, n. [L. triumphus, OL. triumpus; of uncertain
    origin; cf. Gr. ? a procession in honor of Bacchus: cf. F.
    triomphe. Cf. {Trump} at cards.]
    1. (Rom. Antiq.) A magnificent and imposing ceremonial
       performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive
       victory over a foreign enemy.
    Note: The general was allowed to enter the city crowned with
          a wreath of laurel, bearing a scepter in one hand, and
          a branch of laurel in the other, riding in a circular
          chariot, of a peculiar form, drawn by four horses. He
          was preceded by the senate and magistrates, musicians,
          the spoils, the captives in fetters, etc., and followed
          by his army on foot in marching order. The procession
          advanced in this manner to the Capitoline Hill, where
          sacrifices were offered, and victorious commander
          entertained with a public feast.
    2. Hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a
       stately show or pageant. [Obs.]
             Our daughter, In honor of whose birth these triumphs
             are, Sits here, like beauty's child.  --Shak.
    3. A state of joy or exultation for success.
             Great triumph and rejoicing was in heaven. --Milton.
             Hercules from Spain Arrived in triumph, from Geryon
             slain.                                --Dryden.
    4. Success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the
       triumph of knowledge.
    5. A trump card; also, an old game at cards. [Obs.]
  2. \Tri"umph\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Triumphed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Triumphing}.] [L. triumphare: cf. F. triompher. See
    {Triumph}, n.]
    1. To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success;
       to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.
             How long shall the wicked triumph?    --Ps. xciv. 3.
             Sorrow on thee and all the pack of you That triumph
             thus upon my misery!                  --Shak.
    2. To obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail.
             Triumphing over death, and chance, and thee, O Time.
             On this occasion, however, genius triumphed.
    3. To be prosperous; to flourish.
             Where commerce triumphed on the favoring gales.
    4. To play a trump card. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
  3. \Tri"umph\, v. t.
    To obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also,
    to cause to triumph. [Obs.]
          Two and thirty legions that awe All nations of the
          triumphed word.                          --Massinger.