A victory is a win. In sports or war, one side usually achieves victory.

If you've ever won anything, you've achieved a victory: being successful in some kind of contest, sport, or battle. The winners of elections, football games, chess matches, debates, and scholarships all have won impressive victories. In war, there's victory too. People who overcome a disease such as cancer also consider that a victory. The opposite of victory is defeat.

Definitions of victory

n a successful ending of a struggle or contest

“a narrow victory
“the general always gets credit for his army's victory
“clinched a victory
“convincing victory
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
Type of:
conclusion, ending, finish
event whose occurrence ends something
an event that accomplishes its intended purpose

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