Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of TROPHY

Pronunciation:  'trowfee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  something given as a token of victory
  2. [n]  an award for success in war or hunting
 

TROPHY is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: prize
 
 See Also: accolade, apple of discord, award, booby prize, bronze medal, cup, gold medal, honor, honour, laurels, loving cup, silver medal, stuff, sundries, sundry, whatchamacallit, whatsis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tro"phy\, n.; pl. {Trophies}. [F. troph['e]e (cf. It. &
Sp. trofeo), L. tropaeum, trophaeum, Gr. ?, strictly, a
monument of the enemy's defeat, fr.? a turn, especially, a
turning about of the enemy, a putting to flight or routing
him, fr. ? to turn. See {Trope}.]
1. (Gr. & Rom. Antiq.) A sign or memorial of a victory raised
   on the field of battle, or, in case of a naval victory, on
   the nearest land. Sometimes trophies were erected in the
   chief city of the conquered people.

Note: A trophy consisted originally of some of the armor,
      weapons, etc., of the defeated enemy fixed to the trunk
      of a tree or to a post erected on an elevated site,
      with an inscription, and a dedication to a divinity.
      The Romans often erected their trophies in the Capitol.

2. The representation of such a memorial, as on a medal; esp.
   (Arch.), an ornament representing a group of arms and
   military weapons, offensive and defensive.

3. Anything taken from an enemy and preserved as a memorial
   of victory, as arms, flags, standards, etc.

         Around the posts hung helmets, darts, and spears,
         And captive chariots, axes, shields, and bars, And
         broken beaks of ships, the trophies of their wars.
                                               --Dryden.

4. Any evidence or memorial of victory or conquest; as, every
   redeemed soul is a trophy of grace.



{Trophy money}, a duty paid formerly in England, annually, by
   housekeepers, toward providing harness, drums, colors, and
   the like, for the militia.



 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a trophy in your dream indicates that you will reap part of the fortune or pleasure from the endeavors of others. Dreaming that you are giving away a trophy indicates questionable pleasure and doubtful fortune.
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY