Definition of victory in English:

victory

noun

  • An act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition.

    ‘an election victory’
    ‘they won their heat and went on to victory in the final’
    as modifier ‘a victory celebration’
    • ‘Graf was having the year of her career and was on the way to four Grand Slam victories and Olympic gold.’
    • ‘He played in other chess tournaments too with some notable victories over leading players.’
    • ‘After some initial successes by the Italians, the Austrian armies began to win victories.’
    • ‘Coventry came on the end of a successful run - eight victories in their last ten games.’
    • ‘Her determination brought its reward with a number of junior tournament victories.’
    • ‘The top two in Division Five had excellent victories in the only two games played.’
    • ‘We had to get a victory somewhere and there was nowhere better than with this game.’
    • ‘We will win victories we cannot now imagine, and live through shattering defeats.’
    • ‘It is also no good imagining that landslide victories are any guide to legitimacy.’
    • ‘In the end it was the narrowest of victories as Harrington's game fell apart on the 16th.’
    • ‘Black Tom Fairfax was the famous general who led his armies to tremendous victories in the Civil War.’
    • ‘We supposedly go in as underdogs but if we win on French soil it will be a great victory for the club.’
    • ‘The first phase of the war ended with victories beyond Japanese expectations.’
    • ‘The master alchemist of election victories claims to have detected a sea change in public opinion.’
    • ‘Both sides came out hoping the seal victory but again there was a long hard battle ahead.’
    • ‘The repeal of the boycott last week is only a small victory in a battle that is not yet over.’
    • ‘Its creation marked a victory for the war party over the peace party led by the Earl of Essex.’
    • ‘Over the next few weeks the manager enjoyed a spectacular run of victories.’
    • ‘After all, British films are capable of scoring multiple nominations and victories.’
    • ‘Their victory narrowed the gap at the top to just two points instead of being eight behind.’
    success, triumph, conquest, win, successful outcome, positive result, favourable result, landslide, achievement, coup, game, set, and match
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Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French victorie, from Latin victoria.

Pronunciation

victory

/ˈvɪkt(ə)ri//ˈvikt(ə)rē/