n. pl. vic·to·ries
1. A defeat of an enemy or opponent: Napolean had many victories in battle.
2. A success in a struggle against difficulties or an obstacle: a victory over his greatest fear.
a. The state or fact of having defeated an opponent or of having achieved success: soldiers entering the city in victory.
b. Exultation or celebration at defeating an opponent or accomplishing something: raised her hands in victory as she crossed the finish line.
[Middle English, from Old French victorie, from Latin victōria, from victor, victor; see VICTOR.]
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