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Meaning of “triumph” in the English Dictionary

"triumph" in British English

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triumphnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈtraɪ.əmf/
C1 a very ​greatsuccess, ​achievement, or victory (= when you ​win a ​war, ​fight, or ​competition), or a ​feeling of ​greatsatisfaction or ​pleasurecaused by this: The ​bookcelebrates the ​hostages' ​remarkable triumph overappallingadversity. The ​signing of the ​agreement was a personal triumph for the ​primeminister. It was the ​Republican Party's third election triumph in a ​row. The ​eradication of ​smallpox by ​vaccination was one of medicine's ​greatest triumphs. The ​constitutionalchanges have been hailed as a triumph fordemocracy. The ​gameended in triumph for the ​hometeam. He returned in triumph from the ​sales with a ​half-price TV.

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triumphverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈtraɪ.əmf/
(Definition of triumph from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"triumph" in American English

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triumphnoun

 us   /ˈtrɑɪ·əmf/
a ​completevictory or ​successachieved esp. after ​greatdifficulties, making the ​resultparticularlysatisfying: [C] The ​elimination of ​smallpox was one of medicine’s ​greatest triumphs.
triumph
verb [I]  us   /ˈtrɑɪ·əmf/
We ​visited Yorktown Battlefield on the York River, where in 1781 George Washington’s ​forces triumphed over the ​Englisharmy.
triumphant
adjective  us   /trɑɪˈʌm·fənt/
He made a triumphant ​return to the ​stage after several ​yearsworking in ​television.
(Definition of triumph from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"triumph" in Business English

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triumphnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈtraɪəmf/
a very great ​success or ​achievement, or a ​feeling of great ​satisfaction or pleasure caused by this: business/​economic triumphstriumph for sb/sth The ​deal is a triumph for the ​company.triumph of sb/sth over sb/sth They see the ​freetradeproposals as the triumph of ​corporateprofits over ​individual and ​global well-being.

triumphverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈtraɪəmf/
to have a very great ​success or ​achievement: No ​model triumphed in all ​tests, but our ​toppickperformed consistently well.triumph over sb/sth Here, ​centralplanners and ​powermonopolies have triumphed over ​marketeconomics.
(Definition of triumph from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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