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TRIUMPH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does triumph mean? 

TRIUMPH (noun)
  The noun TRIUMPH has 2 senses:

1. a successful ending of a struggle or contest
2. the exultation of victory

  Familiarity information: TRIUMPH used as a noun is rare.


TRIUMPH (verb)
  The verb TRIUMPH has 4 senses:

1. prove superior
2. be ecstatic with joy
3. dwell on with satisfaction
4. to express great joy

  Familiarity information: TRIUMPH used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRIUMPH (noun)


Sense 1triumph [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A successful ending of a struggle or contest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

triumph; victory

Context examples:

a narrow victory / the general always gets credit for his army's victory / clinched a victory / convincing victory / the agreement was a triumph for common sense

Hypernyms ("triumph" is a kind of...):

conclusion; ending; finish (event whose occurrence ends something)

success (an event that accomplishes its intended purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "triumph"):

win (a victory (as in a race or other competition))

walk-in; waltz (an assured victory (especially in an election))

service break (a tennis game won on the opponent's service)

blowout; laugher; romp; runaway; shoo-in; walkaway (an easy victory)

checkmate (complete victory)

slam; sweep (winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge)

Pyrrhic victory (a victory that is won by incurring terrible losses)

last laugh (ultimate success achieved after a near failure (inspired by the saying 'he laughs best who laughs last'))

landslide (an overwhelming electoral victory)

independence (the successful ending of the American Revolution)

fall; pin (when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat)


Sense 2triumph [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The exultation of victory

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("triumph" is a kind of...):

exultation; jubilance; jubilancy; jubilation (a feeling of extreme joy)


TRIUMPH (verb)


Sense 1triumph [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prove superior

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

triumph; prevail

Context example:

The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight

Hypernyms (to "triumph" is one way to...):

win (be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2triumph [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be ecstatic with joy

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

triumph; rejoice; wallow

Hypernyms (to "triumph" is one way to...):

be on cloud nine; exult; jump for joy; walk on air (feel extreme happiness or elation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 3triumph [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dwell on with satisfaction

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

gloat; crow; triumph

Hypernyms (to "triumph" is one way to...):

blow; bluster; boast; brag; gas; gasconade; shoot a line; swash; tout; vaunt (show off)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "triumph"):

congratulate; preen (pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue triumph


Sense 4triumph [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To express great joy

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

exuberate; exult; jubilate; rejoice; triumph

Context example:

Who cannot exult in Spring?

Hypernyms (to "triumph" is one way to...):

cheer; cheer up; chirk up (become cheerful)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "triumph"):

glory (rejoice proudly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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