Definition of trophy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtrəʊfi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtroʊfi//
    (pl. trophies)
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  1. 1an object such as a silver cup that is given as a prize for winning a competition a trophy cabinet
  2. 2Trophy used in the names of some competitions and races in which a trophy is given to the winner
  3. 3an object that you keep to show that you were successful in something, especially hunting or war
  4. Word Originlate 15th cent. (in sense (3)): from French trophée, via Latin from Greek tropaion, from tropē ‘a rout’, from trepein ‘to turn’.Extra examples Europe currently holds the trophy. He picked up a trophy for best news editor. Portugal will be defending the trophy they won last year. The club haven’t won a major trophy for the past three seasons. The team paraded their League Championship trophy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trophy