Meaning of “victory” in the English Dictionary

"victory" in British English

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victorynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈvɪk.tər.i/ us /ˈvɪk.tɚ.i/

B2 an occasion when you win a game, competition, election, war, etc. or the fact that you have won:

The Redskins opened the season by scoring a resounding/stunning/impressive 25–3 victory against/over Detroit.
Grant won/achieved/gained a comfortable/easy victory against/over Cooper in yesterday's match.
This result is a triumphant victory for democracy.
Opposite
victory lap US UK lap of honour

a run around a track or sports field that is made by a winner of a race or a team that has won a game

(Definition of “victory” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"victory" in American English

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victorynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈvɪk·tə·ri, -tri/

the act or an example of winning a competition or war:

[ U ] A goal in the last half minute assured victory and the World Cup for the Mexicans.
victorious
adjective [ not gradable ] us /vɪkˈtɔr·i·əs, -ˈtoʊr-/

The city honored the victorious general with a huge parade.

(Definition of “victory” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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