From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvictoryvic‧to‧ry /ˈvɪktəri/ ●●●W2 noun (plural victories) [countable, uncountable]WINa situation in which you win a battle, game, election, or dispute opp defeatvictory over/againstthe Raiders’ 35–17 victory over St Louisvictory forThe court’s decision represents a victory for all women. →Pyrrhic victoryCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + victorya great/major victoryHe said the court’s decision was a great victory.an easy victoryArsenal expected an easy victory.a decisive victoryThe battle was a decisive victory for the US. a landslide victory (=a win by a very large amount in an election)No one had anticipated such a landslide victory.a crushing victory (=a win by a very large amount)Australia won a crushing 139-run victory over the West Indies.a narrow victory (=a win by a small amount)A general election on Oct. 5 produced a narrow victory for the People’s Progressive Party.an election/electoral victoryThe Democrats were celebrating their election victory.a military victoryone of the General’s most famous military victoriesa moral victory (=when you show your beliefs are right, even if you lose the argument)The victims’ families claimed the verdict as a moral victory.verbswin/score a victoryToday we have won an important victory.lead somebody to victoryShe led her team to victory in the finals.clinch victory (=finally win)Adams scored a last-minute goal to clinch victory.pull off a victory (=win when it is difficult)Martin pulled off a surprise victory in the semi-final.sweep to victory (=win easily)Nixon swept to victory by 47 million votes to 29 million.victory + NOUNvictory celebrationsThe victory celebrations went on all night.a victory paradeThey intend to hold a victory parade.a victory lap (=when a winning runner or player runs around the playing area)He then took a victory lap around the arena.phrasesa string of victories (=a series of victories)The team won a string of victories.COMMON ERRORS ► Don’t say ‘get victory’ or ‘get the victory’. Say win a victory or win victory.
THESAURUSvictory noun [countable, uncountable] a situation in which you win a battle, game, election, or disputeThe crowds celebrated Italy’s victory against England.The party won a comfortable victory in the general election.We’re very confident of victory.win noun [countable] a victory in a sports game or in a competitionIt was an important win for the Yankees.A couple from London are celebrating a big lottery win.triumph noun [countable] written an important victory, especially in war or politicsThatcher’s greatest triumph was becoming the UK’s first female prime minister.conquest noun [countable] a situation in which one country wins a war against another country and takes control of itthe Spanish conquest of MexicoCaesar is well-known for his military conquests.landslide noun [countable] an election victory in which one party or candidate gets far more votes than their opponentsIn 1945, there was a Labour landslide.walkover especially British English, cakewalk American English noun [countable] informal a very easy victoryThe match was expected to be a walkover for Brazil.upset noun [countable] a situation in which the person, team, party etc that was expected to win is defeatedTruman pulled off the greatest election upset in United States history.