triumph

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
  1. noun
    a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    “the agreement was a triumph for common sense”
    synonyms: victory
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    defeat, licking
    an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
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    win
    a victory (as in a race or other competition)
    fall, pin
    when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
    independence
    the successful ending of the American Revolution
    landslide
    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
    checkmate
    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)
    takedown
    (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
    success
    an event that accomplishes its intended purpose
  2. noun
    the exultation of victory
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    exultation, jubilance, jubilancy, jubilation
    a feeling of extreme joy
  3. verb
    prove superior
    synonyms: prevail
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    type of:
    win
    be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious
  4. verb
    be ecstatic with joy
    synonyms: rejoice, wallow
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    be on cloud nine, exult, jump for joy, walk on air
    feel extreme happiness or elation
  5. verb
    express great joy
    synonyms: exuberate, exult, jubilate, rejoice
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    types:
    glory
    rejoice proudly
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    cheer, cheer up, chirk up
    become cheerful
  6. verb
    dwell on with satisfaction
    synonyms: crow, gloat
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    types:
    congratulate, preen
    pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
    type of:
    blow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt
    show off
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