A triumph is a well-earned victory. It'll make you pump your fist and yell "Hurrah!"

Triumph can be a noun or a verb, so you can have a triumph after the big game when you triumph over your opponents. Either way, it's a way to rejoice and a reason to whoop it up. The word comes from the Latin triumphus which is an "achievement, success, procession for a victorious general or admiral." The jury's still out on whether it comes from the Greek thriambos, as a "hymn to Dionysus," but it's fun to imagine that a triumph is a song to the Greek god of party animals. Fittingly, a Triumph is also the name of a motorcycle, a cool car, and a hard rockin' band from Canada.

Definitions of triumph

n a successful ending of a struggle or contest

“the agreement was a triumph for common sense”
defeat, licking
an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
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a victory (as in a race or other competition)
fall, pin
when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
the successful ending of the American Revolution
an overwhelming electoral victory
last laugh
ultimate success achieved after a near failure (inspired by the saying `he laughs best who laughs last')
Pyrrhic victory
a victory that is won by incurring terrible losses
slam, sweep
winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
complete victory
blowout, laugher, romp, runaway, shoo-in, walkaway
an easy victory
service break
a tennis game won on the opponent's service
walk-in, waltz
an assured victory (especially in an election)
first-place finish
a finish in first place (as in a race)
(amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position
grand slam
winning all of the tricks in a hand of bridge
little slam, small slam
winning all but one of the tricks in a hand of bridge
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conclusion, ending, finish
event whose occurrence ends something
an event that accomplishes its intended purpose

n the exultation of victory

Type of:
exultation, jubilance, jubilancy, jubilation
a feeling of extreme joy

v prove superior

Type of:
be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious

v be ecstatic with joy

rejoice, wallow
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be on cloud nine, exult, jump for joy, walk on air
feel extreme happiness or elation

v express great joy

exuberate, exult, jubilate, rejoice
rejoice proudly
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cheer, cheer up, chirk up
become cheerful

v dwell on with satisfaction

crow, gloat
congratulate, preen
pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
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blow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt
show off

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