victory

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
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: triumph
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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
    type of:
    conclusion, ending, finish
    event whose occurrence ends something
    success
    an event that accomplishes its intended purpose
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