Victory meaning

vĭktə-rē
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(rare) To achieve a victory.
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Victory is a win, such as beating an opponent or achieving success in something.

When you play a game and win it, this is an example of a victory.

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Final and complete supremacy or superiority in battle or war.
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Success in any contest or struggle involving the defeat of an opponent or the overcoming of obstacles.
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A success in a struggle against difficulties or an obstacle.

A victory over his greatest fear.

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A specific military engagement ending in triumph.
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An instance of having won a competition or battle.
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A winged figure representing victory, common in Roman official iconography. See Winged victory.
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A defeat of an enemy or opponent.

Napolean had many victories in battle.

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Origin of victory

  • Middle English from Old French victorie from Latin victōria from victor victor victor

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

  • Middle English victory, victorie, from Old French victorie, from Latin victōria, from victor (“victor"). Displaced native Middle English siȝe, sye (“victory") (from Old English siÄ¡e (“victory")), Old English sigor (“victory, triumph").

    From Wiktionary