victory Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “victory” in the English Dictionary

"victory" in British English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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)
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…
What is the pronunciation of victory?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“victory” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

shade

to prevent direct light from shining on something

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More