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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.
TRIUMPH'AL, adjective [Latin triumphalis.] Pertaining to triumph; used in a triumph; as a triumphal crown or car; a triumphal arch.
TRIUMPH'AL, noun A token of victory.
TRIUMPH'ANT, adjective [Latin triumphans.] Celebrating victory; as a triumphant chariot.
1. Rejoicing as for victory.
Successful beyond hope to lead you forth
Triumphant out of this infernal pit.
2. Victorious; graced with conquest.
So shall it be in the church triumphant
Athena, war's triumphant maid--
3. Celebrating victory; expressing joy for success; as a triumphant song.
TRIUMPH'ANTLY, adverb In a triumphant manner; with the joy and exultation that proceeds from victory or success.
Through armed ranks triumphantly she drives.
1. Victoriously; with success.
Triumphantly tread on thy country's ruin.
2. With insolent exultation.
TRI'UMPHER, noun One who triumphs or rejoices for victory; one who vanquishes.
1. One who was honored with a triumph in Rome.
TRI'UMPHING, participle present tense Celebrating victory with pomp; vanquishing; rejoicing for victory; insulting on an advantage.