|—n , pl -ries|
|1.||final and complete superiority in a war|
|2.||a successful military engagement|
|3.||a success attained in a contest or struggle or over an opponent, obstacle, or problem|
|4.||the act of triumphing or state of having triumphed|
|[C14: from Old French victorie, from Latin victōria, from vincere to subdue]|
see pyrrhic victory.