Triumph

Definition of Triumph

Tri´umph
n.1.(Rom. Antiq.) A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive victory over a foreign enemy.
2.Hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
Our daughter,
In honor of whose birth these triumphs are,
Sits here, like beauty's child.
- Shak.
3.A state of joy or exultation for success.
Great triumph and rejoicing was in heaven.
- Milton.
Hercules from Spain
Arrived in triumph, from Geryon slain.
- Dryden.
4.Success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the triumph of knowledge.
5.A trump card; also, an old game at cards.
v. i.1.To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.
[imp. & p. p. Triumphed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Triumphing.]
How long shall the wicked triumph?
- Ps. xciv. 3.
Sorrow on thee and all the pack of you
That triumph thus upon my misery!
- Shak.
2.To obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail.
Triumphing over death, and chance, and thee, O Time.
- Milton.
On this occasion, however, genius triumphed.
- Macaulay.
3.To be prosperous; to flourish.
Where commerce triumphed on the favoring gales.
- Trumbull.
4.To play a trump card.
v. t.1.To obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also, to cause to triumph.
Two and thirty legions that awe
All nations of the triumphed word.
- Massinger.

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