When you play a game and win it, this is an example of a victory.
- final and complete supremacy or superiority in battle or war
- a specific military engagement ending in triumph
- success in any contest or struggle involving the defeat of an opponent or the overcoming of obstacles
Origin of victoryMiddle English ; from Old French victorie ; from Classical Latin victoria ; from victor, victor
- A defeat of an enemy or opponent: Napolean had many victories in battle.
- A success in a struggle against difficulties or an obstacle: a victory over his greatest fear.
- a. The state or fact of having defeated an opponent or of having achieved success: soldiers entering the city in victory.b. Exultation or celebration at defeating an opponent or accomplishing something: raised her hands in victory as she crossed the finish line.
Origin of victoryMiddle English, from Old French victorie, from Latin vict&omacron;ria, from victor, victor; see victor.
(third-person singular simple present victories, present participle victorying, simple past and past participle victoried)
- (rare) To achieve a victory