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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 fordemocracy.
Opposite
victory lap US (UK lap of honour)
a ​run around a ​track or ​sportsfield 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)

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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 ​halfminuteassured victory and the ​World Cup for the Mexicans.
victorious
adjective [not gradable]  us   /vɪkˈtɔr·i·əs, -ˈtoʊr-/
The ​cityhonored the victorious ​general with a ​hugeparade.
(Definition of victory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “victory”
in Arabic نَصْر…
in Korean 승리, 성공…
in Portuguese vitória…
in Catalan victòria…
in Japanese 勝利…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胜利,获胜, 成功…
in Turkish zafer, galibiyet…
in Russian победа…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勝利,獲勝, 成功…
in Italian vittoria…
in Polish zwycięstwo…
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