a great victory or achievement:
a garden built to celebrate Napoleon's many triumphs.
the state of being victorious or successful:
the king returned home in triumph.
joy or satisfaction resulting from a success or victory:
“Here it is!” Helen's voice rose in triumph.
a highly successful example of something:
the marriage had been a triumph of togetherness.
the processional entry of a victorious general into ancient Rome.
achieve a victory; be successful:
capitalism seems to have triumphed over socialism.
rejoice or exult at a victory or success:
“There!” triumphed Alima.
(of a Roman general) ride into ancient Rome after a victory.
(Rom. hist.) solemn entry of a victorious general into Rome
; victorious achievement XIV. — OF. triumphe
) — L. triumphus
, earlier triumpus
, prob. — Gr. thríambos
hymn to Bacchus
So vb. XVI. triumphal
) XV. — (O)F. or L.
the processional entry of a victorious general with his army and spoils of the campaign into ancient Rome
, permission for which was granted by the senate in honour of an important achievement in war. Recorded from late Middle English, the word comes via Old French from Latin triump(h)us
, probably from Greek thriambos
‘hymn to Bacchus
•Arc de Triomphe
, galumph, harrumph, humph