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 victōria 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