Pronunciation: (vik'tu-rē, vik'trē),[key] —n., —pl.-ries. 1. a success or triumph over an enemy in battle or war.
2. an engagement ending in such triumph: American victories in the Pacific were won at great cost. 3. the ultimate and decisive superiority in any battle or contest: The new vaccine effected a victory over poliomyelitis. 4. a success or superior position achieved against any opponent, opposition, difficulty, etc.: a moral victory. 5. (cap.) the ancient Roman goddess Victoria, often represented in statues or on coins as the personification of victory.