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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Triumph  \Tri"umph\,  v.  t. 
  To  obtain  a  victory  over  to  prevail  over  to  conquer.  Also 
  to  cause  to  triumph.  [Obs.] 
  Two  and  thirty  legions  that  awe  All  nations  of  the 
  triumphed  word  --Massinger. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Triumph  \Tri"umph\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Triumphed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Triumphing}.]  [L.  triumphare:  cf  F.  triompher.  See 
  {Triumph},  n.] 
  1.  To  celebrate  victory  with  pomp;  to  rejoice  over  success; 
  to  exult  in  an  advantage  gained;  to  exhibit  exultation. 
  How  long  shall  the  wicked  triumph?  --Ps.  xciv.  3. 
  Sorrow  on  thee  and  all  the  pack  of  you  That  triumph 
  thus  upon  my  misery!  --Shak. 
  2.  To  obtain  victory;  to  be  successful;  to  prevail. 
  Triumphing  over  death,  and  chance,  and  thee,  O  Time. 
  On  this  occasion,  however,  genius  triumphed. 
  3.  To  be  prosperous;  to  flourish. 
  Where  commerce  triumphed  on  the  favoring  gales. 
  4.  To  play  a  trump  card.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Triumph  \Tri"umph\,  n.  [L.  triumphus  OL  triumpus  of  uncertain 
  origin;  cf  Gr  ?  a  procession  in  honor  of  Bacchus:  cf  F. 
  triomphe  Cf  {Trump}  at  cards.] 
  1.  (Rom.  Antiq.)  A  magnificent  and  imposing  ceremonial 
  performed  in  honor  of  a  general  who  had  gained  a  decisive 
  victory  over  a  foreign  enemy. 
  Note:  The  general  was  allowed  to  enter  the  city  crowned  with 
  a  wreath  of  laurel,  bearing  a  scepter  in  one  hand,  and 
  a  branch  of  laurel  in  the  other  riding  in  a  circular 
  chariot,  of  a  peculiar  form  drawn  by  four  horses.  He 
  was  preceded  by  the  senate  and  magistrates,  musicians, 
  the  spoils,  the  captives  in  fetters,  etc.,  and  followed 
  by  his  army  on  foot  in  marching  order  The  procession 
  advanced  in  this  manner  to  the  Capitoline  Hill,  where 
  sacrifices  were  offered,  and  victorious  commander 
  entertained  with  a  public  feast. 
  2.  Hence  any  triumphal  procession;  a  pompous  exhibition;  a 
  stately  show  or  pageant.  [Obs.] 
  Our  daughter,  In  honor  of  whose  birth  these  triumphs 
  are  Sits  here  like  beauty's  child.  --Shak. 
  3.  A  state  of  joy  or  exultation  for  success. 
  Great  triumph  and  rejoicing  was  in  heaven.  --Milton. 
  Hercules  from  Spain  Arrived  in  triumph,  from  Geryon 
  slain.  --Dryden. 
  4.  Success  causing  exultation;  victory;  conquest;  as  the 
  triumph  of  knowledge. 
  5.  A  trump  card;  also  an  old  game  at  cards.  [Obs.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  successful  ending  of  a  struggle  or  contest;  "the  general 
  always  gets  credit  for  his  army's  victory";  "the 
  agreement  was  a  triumph  for  common  sense"  [syn:  {victory}] 
  [ant:  {defeat}] 
  2:  the  exultation  of  victory 
  v  1:  prove  superior;  "The  champion  prevailed,  though  it  was  a 
  hard  fight"  [syn:  {prevail}] 
  2:  be  ecstatic  with  joy  [syn:  {revel},  {wallow},  {rejoice}] 
  3:  dwell  on  with  satisfaction  [syn:  {gloat},  {crow}] 
  4:  to  express  great  joy:  "As  if  the  sea,  and  sky,  and  earth, 
  rejoiced  with  new-born  liberty."  Shelley  [syn:  {exult},  {rejoice}, 

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