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victory British & World English

An act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition

Victory British & World English

The flagship of Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, launched in 1765. It has been restored, and is now on display in dry dock at Portsmouth

victory English Thesaurus

they had won a tremendous victory

victory lap British & World English

A celebratory circuit of a sports field, track, or court by the person or team that has won a contest

moral victory British & World English

A defeat that can be interpreted as a victory on moral terms, for example because the defeated party defended their principles

victory bond British & World English

A bond issued by a government during or immediately after a major war

victory roll British & World English

A roll performed by an aircraft as a sign of triumph, typically after a successful mission

victory sign British & World English

A signal of triumph or celebration made by holding up the hand with the palm outwards and the first two fingers spread apart to represent the letter V

victory garden British & World English

A vegetable garden, especially a home garden, planted to increase food production during a war

Winged Victory British & World English

A winged statue of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, especially the Nike of Samothrace (circa 200 bc) preserved in the Louvre in Paris

pyrrhic victory New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

victory won at too great a cost to the victor

Winged Victory New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

winged statue of the goddess Nike

pyrrhic victory in Pyrrhus New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(c.318–272 bc), king of Epirus, who had a pyrrhic victory against the Romans