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 for triumph
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Triumph \Tri"umph\, n. [L. triumphus, OL. triumpus; of uncertain
     origin; cf. Gr. ? a procession in honor of Bacchus: cf. F.
     triomphe. Cf. Trump at cards.]
     1. (Rom. Antiq.) A magnificent and imposing ceremonial
        performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive
        victory over a foreign enemy.
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     Note: 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.
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     2. Hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a
        stately show or pageant. [Obs.]
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              Our daughter,
              In honor of whose birth these triumphs are,
              Sits here, like beauty's child.       --Shak.
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     3. A state of joy or exultation for success.
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              Great triumph and rejoicing was in heaven. --Milton.
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              Hercules from Spain
              Arrived in triumph, from Geryon slain. --Dryden.
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     4. Success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the
        triumph of knowledge.
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     5. A trump card; also, an old game at cards. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Triumph \Tri"umph\, v. t.
     To obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also,
     to cause to triumph. [Obs.]
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           Two and thirty legions that awe
           All nations of the triumphed word.       --Massinger.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Triumph \Tri"umph\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Triumphed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Triumphing.] [L. triumphare: cf. F. triompher. See
     Triumph, n.]
     1. To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success;
        to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.
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              How long shall the wicked triumph?    --Ps. xciv. 3.
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              Sorrow on thee and all the pack of you
              That triumph thus upon my misery!     --Shak.
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     2. To obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail.
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              Triumphing over death, and chance, and thee, O Time.
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              On this occasion, however, genius triumphed.
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     3. To be prosperous; to flourish.
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              Where commerce triumphed on the favoring gales.
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     4. To play a trump card. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow
           victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's
           victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the
           agreement was a triumph for common sense" [syn: victory,
           triumph] [ant: defeat, licking]
      2: the exultation of victory
      v 1: prove superior; "The champion prevailed, though it was a
           hard fight" [syn: prevail, triumph]
      2: be ecstatic with joy [syn: wallow, rejoice, triumph]
      3: dwell on with satisfaction [syn: gloat, triumph, crow]
      4: to express great joy; "Who cannot exult in Spring?" [syn:
         exuberate, exult, rejoice, triumph, jubilate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  175 Moby Thesaurus words for "triumph":
     Cadmean victory, KO, Pyrrhic victory, accomplishment, achievement,
     anniversaries, ascendancy, attainment, be victorious,
     bear the palm, beat, beat all hollow, beat hollow, beat the game,
     beat the system, best, best seller, big hit, break the record,
     brilliant success, carry the day, celebrating, celebration,
     ceremony, championship, clobber, come through, come up fighting,
     come up smiling, commemoration, conquer, conquest, coup, crow,
     crow over, crowing, defeat, delight, destroy, do in, dominate,
     dressing ship, drub, easy victory, elation, exhilaration, exult,
     exultation, exulting, fad, fanfare, fanfaronade, festivity, fix,
     flourish of trumpets, gain, gas, gasser, gloat, gloat over,
     gloating, glory, grand slam, great success, happiness, hide, hit,
     holiday, hoopla, hors de combat, joy, jubilance, jubilate,
     jubilation, jubilee, killing, knockout, lambaste, landslide,
     landslide victory, lather, lick, live through,
     marking the occasion, master, mastery, memorialization, memory,
     merriment, meteoric success, momentary success, moral victory,
     observance, outclass, outdo, outfight, outgeneral, outmaneuver,
     outpoint, outrun, outsail, outshine, ovation, overcome, overwhelm,
     persevere, picnic, prevail, prevail over, prosper, pushover, put,
     rapture, raucous happiness, rejoicing, religious rites,
     remembrance, resounding triumph, revel, reveling, riot, rise above,
     rite, ritual observance, roaring success, rout, ruin,
     runaway victory, salute, salvo, sensation, settle, show of joy,
     skin, skin alive, smash, smash hit, solemn observance,
     solemnization, subdual, subdue, subduing, succeed, success,
     surmount, take the cake, testimonial, testimonial banquet,
     testimonial dinner, thrash, thrive, toast, total victory, tribute,
     trim, triumph over, trounce, undo, vanquish, vanquishing,
     vanquishment, victory, walkaway, walkover, weather out,
     weather the storm, whip, whoopee, win, win out, win through,
     winning, winning streak, worst, wow

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