Victory vs Postvictory - What's the difference?

victory | postvictory |

As a noun victory

is an instance of having won a competition or battle.

As a verb victory

is (rare) to achieve a.

As an adjective postvictory is

occurring after a victory.




  • An instance of having won a competition or battle.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=November 12 , author= , title=International friendly: England 1-0 Spain , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=England will not be catapulted among the favourites for Euro 2012 as a result of this win, but no victory against Spain is earned easily and it is right they take great heart from their efforts as they now prepare to play Sweden at Wembley on Tuesday.}}
  • A winged figure representing victory, common in Roman official iconography. See .
  • Antonyms

    * defeat * loss

    Derived terms

    * hollow victory * Pyrrhic victory * victory at sea


  • (rare) To achieve a
  • postvictory



  • Occurring after a victory.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2007, date=February 15, author=Richard Sandomir, title=James Is Ready for His Close-Up ... Sort Of, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=He had slept for two hours after winning Best in Show Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and now was 13 hours into his postvictory news media tour. }}