Meaning of “triumph” in the English Dictionary

"triumph" in British English

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triumphnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈtraɪ.əmf/ us /ˈtraɪ.əmf/

C1 a very great success, achievement, or victory (= when you win a war, fight, or competition), or a feeling of great satisfaction or pleasure caused by this:

The signing of the agreement was a personal triumph for the prime minister.
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 constitutional changes have been hailed as a triumph for democracy.
The game ended in triumph for the home team.
He returned in triumph from the sales with a half-price TV.

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triumphverb [ I ]

uk /ˈtraɪ.əmf/ 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 complete victory or success achieved esp. after great difficulties, making the result particularly satisfying:

[ 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 English army.
triumphant
adjective us /trɑɪˈʌm·fənt/

He made a triumphant return to the stage after several years working 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 /ˈtraɪəmf/ us

a very great success or achievement, or a feeling of great satisfaction or pleasure caused by this:

triumph for sb/sth The deal is a triumph for the company.
triumph of sb/sth over sb/sth They see the free trade proposals as the triumph of corporate profits over individual and global well-being.

triumphverb [ I ]

uk /ˈtraɪəmf/ us

to have a very great success or achievement:

No model triumphed in all tests, but our top pick performed consistently well.
triumph over sb/sth Here, central planners and power monopolies have triumphed over market economics.

(Definition of “triumph” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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