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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Our daughter, In honor of whose birth these triumphs are, Sits here, like beauty's child. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A state of joy or exultation for success. [1913 Webster]

Great triumph and rejoicing was in heaven. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Hercules from Spain Arrived in triumph, from Geryon slain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. Success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the triumph of knowledge. [1913 Webster]

5. A trump card; also, an old game at cards. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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