1. Rejoicing for victory; triumphing; exultant.
Successful beyond hope to lead ye forth
Triumphant out of this infernal pit. --Milton.
2. Celebrating victory; expressive of joy for success; as, a triumphant song or ode.
3. Graced with conquest; victorious.
Athena, war's triumphant maid. --Pope.
So shall it be in the church triumphant. --Perkins.
4. Of or pertaining to triumph; triumphal. [Obs.]
Captives bound to a triumphant car. --Shak.
Church triumphant, the church in heaven, enjoying a state of triumph, her warfare with evil being over; -- distinguished from church militant. See under Militant.
adj 1: joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success;
"rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day"; "a
triumphal success"; "a triumphant shout" [syn: exultant,
exulting, jubilant, prideful, rejoicing, triumphal]
2: experiencing triumph [syn: victorious]