victory meaning

  • Victory (from Latin victoria) is a term, originally applied to warfare, given to success achieved in personal combat, after military operations in general or, by extension, in any competition.
  • In terms of human emotion, victory is accompanied with strong feelings of elation, and in human behaviour is often accompanied with movements and poses paralleling threat display preceding the combat,
  • In mythology, victory is often deified, as in Greek Nike or Roman Victoria.
  • Latinate victory from the 14th century replaces Old English sige (Gothic sigis, Old High German sigu), a frequent element in Germanic names (as in Sigibert, Sigurd etc.), cognate to Celtic sego- and Sanskrit sahas.

    Definition of victory in English Dictionary

  • NounPLvictoriesSUF-ory
    1. An instance of having won a competition or battle.
      1. England will not be catapulted among the favourites for Euro 2012 as a result of this win, but no victory against Spain is earned easily and it is right they take great heart from their efforts as they now prepare to play Sweden at Wembley on Tuesday.
    2. A winged figure representing victory, common in Roman official iconography. See Wikipedia:Winged victory.
    3. VerbSGvictoriesPRvictoryingPT, PPvictoried
      1. (rare) To achieve a victory.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Robin van Persie scored his 99th and 100th goals for Arsenal as the Gunners returned to winning ways with a deserved victory over 10-man Bolton.
          • The team's victory reflects the Captain's abilities.
          • England wrapped up a five-wicket victory in the first Test as a stand of 132 between Alastair Cook and Ian Bell saw off an early West Indies charge.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Rosol spurned the chance to finish off a shallow second serve by spooning into the net, and a wild forehand took the set to 5-4, with the native of Prerov required to hold his serve for victory.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
          Related Links:
          1. en victorying
          2. en victoryless
          3. en victory lap
          4. en victory lane
          5. en victory laps
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of victory for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "victory" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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