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Meaning of victory

vic•to•ry

Pronunciation: (vik'tu-rē, vik'trē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
  1. a success or triumph over an enemy in battle or war.
  2. an engagement ending in such triumph: American victories in the Pacific were won at great cost.
  3. the ultimate and decisive superiority in any battle or contest: The new vaccine effected a victory over poliomyelitis.
  4. a success or superior position achieved against any opponent, opposition, difficulty, etc.: a moral victory.
  5. (cap.) the ancient Roman goddess Victoria, often represented in statues or on coins as the personification of victory.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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