victory

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Middle English victory, victorie, from Old French victorie, from Latin victōria, from victor (victor). Displaced native Middle English siȝe, sye (victory) (from Old English siġe (victory)), Old English sigor (victory, triumph).

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victory (plural victories)

  1. An instance of having won a competition or battle.
    • 2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, BBC Sport:
      England will not be catapulted among the favourites for Euro 2012 as a result of this win, but no victory against Spain is earned easily and it is right they take great heart from their efforts as they now prepare to play Sweden at Wembley on Tuesday.
  2. A winged figure representing victory, common in Roman official iconography. See Wikipedia:Winged victory.

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victory (third-person singular simple present victories, present participle victorying, simple past and past participle victoried)

  1. (rare) To achieve a victory