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Dictionary Definition



1 a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense" [syn: victory] [ant: defeat]
2 the exultation of victory


1 prove superior; "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight" [syn: prevail]
2 be ecstatic with joy [syn: wallow, rejoice]
3 dwell on with satisfaction [syn: gloat, crow]
4 to express great joy; "Who cannot exult in Spring?" [syn: exult, rejoice, jubilate]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Triumph



  • /'traI.@mf/


From triumphe.


  1. A conclusive success following an effort, conflict, or confrontation of obstacles; victory; conquest.
    the triumph of knowledge
  2. A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a victor.
  3. Any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
  4. A state of joy or exultation at success.
  5. A trump card.
  6. A card game, also called trump.


conclusive success; victory; conquest
ceremony performed in honour of a victor
any triumphal procession; pompous exhibition etc
a state of joy or exultation at success
  • Finnish: voitonriemu
  • German: Triumph
  • Japanese: 意気揚々, 勝ち誇る
trump card
card game
  • Finnish: valtti


  1. To prevail over rivals, challenges, or difficulties.
  2. To succeed, win, or attain ascendancy.


to prevail over rivals
  • Finnish: voittaa, menestyä
  • German: triumphieren
  • Japanese: 大勝利を成す, 偉業を成す
to succeed
  • Finnish: voittaa, menestyä
  • German: triumphieren
  • Japanese: 大勝利を成す, 偉業を成す

Extensive Definition

Generically, triumph is the condition of being victorious.
Triumph may also refer to:
  • Roman triumph, a celebration for a victorious military commander in ancient Rome
  • Trionfo, a form of festivity in Renaissance Italy



Towns in the United States

Other uses

triumph in German: Triumph
triumph in Spanish: Triunfo
triumph in Hebrew: טריומף
triumph in Dutch: Triumph
triumph in Macedonian: Триумф

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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