Triumph Definition

trīəmf
triumphed, triumphs
verb
triumphed, triumphs
To gain victory or success; win mastery.
Webster's New World
To rejoice or exult over victory, achievement, etc.
Webster's New World
To celebrate a Roman triumph.
Webster's New World
To receive honors upon return from a victory. Used especially of generals in ancient Rome.
American Heritage

To prevail over rivals, challenges, or difficulties.

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noun
triumphs
The act or fact of being victorious; victory; success; achievement.
Webster's New World
Exultation or joy over a victory, achievement, etc.
Webster's New World
A success in a struggle against difficulties or an obstacle.
A patient's triumph over an illness.
American Heritage
In ancient Rome, a procession celebrating the return of a victorious general and his army.
Webster's New World
A noteworthy achievement or success.
A musical that was a triumph on Broadway.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Triumph

Noun

Singular:
triumph
Plural:
triumphs

Origin of Triumph

  • Middle English triomfen from Old French triumpher from Latin triumphāre from triumphus triumph from earlier triumpus ultimately (probably via Etruscan) from Greek thriambos hymn to Dionysus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French triumphe, from Latin triumphus (“triumphal procession"), ultimately from Ancient Greek θρίαμβος (thriambos, “thriambus").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin triumphō.

    From Wiktionary

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