There are 2 main definitions of victory in English:


Line breaks: vic|tory
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪkt(ə)ri

noun (plural victories)

An act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition: an election victory [mass noun]: they won their heat and went on to victory in the final [as modifier]: a victory celebration
More example sentences
  • Coventry came on the end of a successful run - eight victories in their last ten games.
  • In the end it was the narrowest of victories as Harrington's game fell apart on the 16th.
  • Black Tom Fairfax was the famous general who led his armies to tremendous victories in the Civil War.
success, triumph, conquest, win, successful outcome, positive result, favourable result, landslide, achievement, coup, {game, set, and match};
conquering, beating, overpowering, vanquishment, crushing, mastery, superiority, supremacy, pre-eminence, the upper hand
informal walkover, thrashing, trouncing


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French victorie, from Latin victoria.

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