triumph

See also: Triumph

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɹaɪ.ʌmf/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɹaɪ.əmf/
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Etymology 1Edit

From Old French triumphe, from Latin triumphus (triumphal procession), ultimately from Ancient Greek θρίαμβος (thríambos, thriambus). Doublet of thriambus.

NounEdit

triumph (countable and uncountable, plural triumphs)

  1. A conclusive success following an effort, conflict, or confrontation of obstacles; victory; conquest.
    the triumph of knowledge
    After being defeated in three previous finals, Roger finally tasted triumph' at this year's competition.
  2. A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a victor.
  3. (obsolete) Any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
  4. A state of joy or exultation at success.
  5. (obsolete) A trump card.
  6. A card game, also called trump.
  7. (historical, Ancient Rome) a ceremony held to publicly celebrate and sanctify the military achievement of an army commander.
  8. A work of art, cuisine, etc. of very high quality.
    Scorsese's latest film is a triumph.
    This wedding cake is a triumph.
  9. A card trick in which the cards are shuffled with half face-up and half face-down, then laid out so that only the observer's chosen card is facing upward.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin triumphō.

VerbEdit

triumph (third-person singular simple present triumphs, present participle triumphing, simple past and past participle triumphed)

  1. To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.
  2. To prevail over rivals, challenges, or difficulties.
  3. To succeed, win, or attain ascendancy.
  4. To be prosperous; to flourish.
    • 1774, John Trumbull, An Elegy on the Times
      where commerce triumphed on the favouring gales
  5. To play a trump in a card game.
    • 1625, Ben Jonson, The Fortunate Isles and Their Union
      Of the kings and the queens that triumph in the cards
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