- in ancient Rome, a procession celebrating the return of a victorious general and his army
- the act or fact of being victorious; victory; success; achievement
- exultation or joy over a victory, achievement, etc.
- Obs. any public spectacle or celebration
Origin of triumphMiddle English triumphe from Old French from Classical Latin triumphus from Old Latin triumpus, akin to Classical Greek thriambos, hymn to Bacchus sung in festal processions
- to gain victory or success; win mastery
- to rejoice or exult over victory, achievement, etc.
- to celebrate a Roman triumph
Origin of triumphMFr triumpher < L triumphare < the n.