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Meaning of triumph

tri•umph

Pronunciation: (trī'umf, -umf), [key]
— n.
  1. the act, fact, or condition of being victorious or triumphant; victory; conquest.
  2. a significant success or noteworthy achievement; instance or occasion of victory.
  3. exultation resulting from victory; joy over success.
  4. the ceremonial entrance into Rome of a victorious commander with his army, spoils of war, and captives, authorized by the senate in honor of an important military or naval victory. Cf.(def. 2).
  5. a public pageant, spectacle, or the like.
—v.i.
  1. to gain a victory; be victorious; win.
  2. to gain mastery; prevail: to triumph over fear.
  3. to be successful; achieve success.
  4. to exult over victory; rejoice over success.
  5. to be elated or glad; rejoice proudly; glory.
  6. to celebrate a triumph, as a victorious Roman commander.
—v.t.
  1. to conquer; triumph over.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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