An example of triumph is someone winning a contest.
- 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.
intransitive verbtri·umphed, tri·umph·ing, tri·umphs
- To be victorious or successful; win.
- To rejoice over a success or victory; exult: “She knew her leaving him &ellipsis; had plunged him back into this mood. And she triumphed a little” (D.H. Lawrence).
- To receive honors upon return from a victory. Used especially of generals in ancient Rome.
- a. The act or fact of being victorious; a victory: her triumph in the election.b. Exultation or rejoicing over victory or success: The fans danced in triumph after their team won.
- a. A success in a struggle against difficulties or an obstacle: a patient's triumph over an illness.b. A noteworthy achievement or success: a musical that was a triumph on Broadway.
- A public celebration, especially in ancient Rome, to welcome a returning victorious commander and his army.
Origin of triumphMiddle English triomfen, from Old French triumpher, from Latin triumph&amacron;re, from triumphus, triumph, from earlier triumpus, ultimately (probably via Etruscan) from Greek thriambos, hymn to Dionysus.
- A conclusive success following an effort, conflict, or confrontation of obstacles; victory; conquest.
- the triumph of knowledge
- A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a victor.
- A state of joy or exultation at success.
- A card game, also called trump.
- (historical, Ancient Rome) a ceremony held to publicly celebrate and sanctify the military achievement of an army commander.
- A work of art, cuisine, etc. of very high quality.
- Scorsese's latest film is a triumph.
- This wedding cake is a triumph.
From Old French triumphe, from Latin triumphus (“triumphal procession"), ultimately from Ancient Greek Î¸ÏÎ¯Î±Î¼Î²Î¿Ï‚ (thriambos, “thriambus").
(third-person singular simple present triumphs, present participle triumphing, simple past and past participle triumphed)
From Latin triumphÅ.