Victory vs Triumph - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between victory and triumph
is that victory
is an instance of having won a competition or battle while triumph
is a conclusive success following an effort, conflict, or confrontation of obstacles; victory; conquest.
As verbs the difference between victory and triumph
is that victory
is (rare) to achieve a while triumph
is to prevail over rivals, challenges, or difficulties.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
An instance of having won a competition or battle.
, date=November 12
, title=International friendly: England 1-0 Spain
, work=BBC Sport
, 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 .
* hollow victory
* Pyrrhic victory
* victory at sea
(rare) To achieve a
From (etyl) triumphe , from (etyl) .
A conclusive success following an effort, conflict, or confrontation of obstacles; victory; conquest.
A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a victor.
(obsolete) Any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
- the triumph of knowledge
A state of joy or exultation at success.
- Our daughter, / In honour of whose birth these triumphs are, / Sits here, like beauty's child.
- Great triumph and rejoicing was in heaven.
(obsolete) A trump card.
A card game, also called trump.
(historical, Ancient Rome) a ceremony held to publicly celebrate and sanctify the military achievement of an army commander.
A work of art, cuisine, etc. of very high quality.
- Hercules from Spain / Arrived in triumph , from Geryon slain.
- Scorsese's latest film is a triumph .
- This wedding cake is a triumph .
From (etyl) .
To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.
* Bible, Psalms xciv. 3
- How long shall the wicked triumph ?
To prevail over rivals, challenges, or difficulties.
To succeed, win, or attain ascendancy.
- Sorrow on thee and all the pack of you / That triumph thus upon my misery!
To be prosperous; to flourish.
- On this occasion, however, genius triumphed.
To play a trump in a card game.
- where commerce triumphed on the favouring gales
- (Ben Jonson)