triumph NOUN 1) a great victory or achievement. 2) the state of being victorious or successful. 3) joy or satisfaction resulting from a success or victory. 4) a highly successful example: their marriage was a triumph of togetherness. 5) the processional entry of a victorious general into ancient Rome.
VERB 1) achieve a triumph. 2) rejoice or exult at a triumph.
DERIVATIVES triumphal adjective.
ORIGIN Latin triumphus, probably from Greek thriambos 'hymn to Bacchus' .

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