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TRI'UMPH, n. [L. triumphus.]

1. Among the ancient Romans, a pompous ceremony performed in honor of a victorious general, who was allowed to enter the city crowned, originally with laurel, but in later times with gold, bearing a truncheon in one hand and a branch of laurel in the other, riding in a chariot drawn by two white horses, and followed by the kings, princes and generals whom he had vanquished, loaded with chains and insulted by mimics and buffoons. The triumph was of two kinds, the greater and the less. The lesser triumph was granted for a victory over enemies of less considerable power, and was called an ovation.

2. State of being victorious.

Hercules from Spain

Arriv'd in triumph, from Geryon slain.

3. Victory; conquest.

The vain coquets the trifling triumphs boast.

4. Joy or exultation for success.

Great triumph and rejoicing was in heav'n.

5. A card that takes all others; now written trump, which see.

TRI'UMPH, v.i. To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice for victory.

How long shall the wicked triumph? Ps.94.

1. To obtain victory.

There fix thy faith, and triumph o'er the world.

Attir'd with stars, we shall forever sit

Triumphing over death.

2. In insult upon an advantage gained.

Let not my enemies triumph over me. Ps.25.

Sorrow on all the pack of you

That triumph thus upon my misery.

3. To be prosperous; to flourish.

Where commerce triumph'd on the favoring gales.

triumph over,to succeed in overcoming; to surmount; as, to triumph over all obstacles.




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TRI'UMPH, n. [L. triumphus.]

1. Among the ancient Romans, a pompous ceremony performed in honor of a victorious general, who was allowed to enter the city crowned, originally with laurel, but in later times with gold, bearing a truncheon in one hand and a branch of laurel in the other, riding in a chariot drawn by two white horses, and followed by the kings, princes and generals whom he had vanquished, loaded with chains and insulted by mimics and buffoons. The triumph was of two kinds, the greater and the less. The lesser triumph was granted for a victory over enemies of less considerable power, and was called an ovation.

2. State of being victorious.

Hercules from Spain

Arriv'd in triumph, from Geryon slain.

3. Victory; conquest.

The vain coquets the trifling triumphs boast.

4. Joy or exultation for success.

Great triumph and rejoicing was in heav'n.

5. A card that takes all others; now written trump, which see.

TRI'UMPH, v.i. To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice for victory.

How long shall the wicked triumph? Ps.94.

1. To obtain victory.

There fix thy faith, and triumph o'er the world.

Attir'd with stars, we shall forever sit

Triumphing over death.

2. In insult upon an advantage gained.

Let not my enemies triumph over me. Ps.25.

Sorrow on all the pack of you

That triumph thus upon my misery.

3. To be prosperous; to flourish.

Where commerce triumph'd on the favoring gales.

triumph over,to succeed in overcoming; to surmount; as, to triumph over all obstacles.


TRI'UMPH, n. [Fr. triomphe; It. trionfo; Sp. triunfo; L. triumphus; Gr. θριαμβος.]

  1. Among the ancient Romans, a pompous ceremony performed in honor of a victorious general, who was allowed to enter the city crowned, originally with laurel, but in later times with gold, bearing a truncheon in one hand and a branch of laurel in the other, riding in a chariot drawn by two white horses, and followed by the kings, princes, and generals whom he had vanquished, loaded with chains and insulted by mimics and buffoons. The triumph was of two kinds, the greater and the less. The lesser triumph was granted for a victory over enemies of less considerable power, and was called an ovation.
  2. State of being victorious. Hercules from Spain / Arriv'd in triumph, from Geryon slain. Dryden.
  3. Victory; conquest. The vain coquets the trifling triumphs boast. Logie.
  4. Joy or exultation for success. Great triumph and rejoicing was in heav'n. Milton.
  5. A card that takes all others; now written trump, – which see.

TRI'UMPH, v.i.

  1. To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice for victory. How long shall the wicked triumph? Ps. xciv.
  2. To obtain victory. There fix thy faith, and triumph o'er the world. Rowe. Attir'd with stars, we shall forever sit / Triumphing over death. Milton.
  3. To insult upon an advantage gained. Let not my enemies triumph over me. Ps. xxv. Sorrow on all the pack of you / That triumph thus upon my misery. Shak.
  4. To be prosperous; to flourish. Where commerce triumph'd on the favoring gales. Trumbull. To triumph over, to succeed in overcoming; to surmount; as, to triumph over all obstacles.

Tri"umph
  1. A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive victory over a foreign enemy.

    * The general was allowed to enter the city crowned with a wreath of laurel, bearing a scepter in one hand, and a branch of laurel in the other, riding in a circular chariot, of a peculiar form, drawn by four horses. He was preceded by the senate and magistrates, musicians, the spoils, the captives in fetters, etc., and followed by his army on foot in marching order. The procession advanced in this manner to the Capitoline Hill, where sacrifices were offered, and victorious commander entertained with a public feast.

  2. To celebrate victory with pomp] to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.

    How long shall the wicked triumph? Ps. xciv. 3.

    Sorrow on thee and all the pack of you
    That triumph thus upon my misery!
    Shak.

  3. To obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also, to cause to triumph.

    [Obs.]

    Two and thirty legions that awe
    All nations of the triumphed word.
    Massinger.

  4. Hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.

    [Obs.]

    Our daughter,
    In honor of whose birth these triumphs are,
    Sits here, like beauty's child.
    Shak.

  5. To obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail.

    Triumphing over death, and chance, and thee, O Time. Milton.

    On this occasion, however, genius triumphed. Macaulay.

  6. A state of joy or exultation for success.

    Great triumph and rejoicing was in heaven. Milton.

    Hercules from Spain
    Arrived in triumph, from Geryon slain.
    Dryden.

  7. To be prosperous; to flourish.

    Where commerce triumphed on the favoring gales. Trumbull.

  8. Success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the triumph of knowledge.
  9. To play a trump card.

    [Obs.] B. Jonson.
  10. A trump card; also, an old game at cards.

    [Obs.]
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Triumph

TRI'UMPH, noun [Latin triumphus.]

1. Among the ancient Romans, a pompous ceremony performed in honor of a victorious general, who was allowed to enter the city crowned, originally with laurel, but in later times with gold, bearing a truncheon in one hand and a branch of laurel in the other, riding in a chariot drawn by two white horses, and followed by the kings, princes and generals whom he had vanquished, loaded with chains and insulted by mimics and buffoons. The triumph was of two kinds, the greater and the less. The lesser triumph was granted for a victory over enemies of less considerable power, and was called an ovation.

2. State of being victorious.

Hercules from Spain

Arriv'd in triumph from Geryon slain.

3. Victory; conquest.

The vain coquets the trifling triumphs boast.

4. Joy or exultation for success.

Great triumph and rejoicing was in heav'n.

5. A card that takes all others; now written trump, which see.

TRI'UMPH, verb intransitive To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice for victory.

How long shall the wicked triumph? Psalms 94:3.

1. To obtain victory.

There fix thy faith, and triumph o'er the world.

Attir'd with stars, we shall forever sit

Triumphing over death.

2. In insult upon an advantage gained.

Let not my enemies triumph over me. Psalms 25:2.

Sorrow on all the pack of you

That triumph thus upon my misery.

3. To be prosperous; to flourish.

Where commerce triumph'd on the favoring gales.

triumph over, to succeed in overcoming; to surmount; as, to triumph over all obstacles.

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