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tro·phy

trophy

 
 
pronunciation:
tro fi
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part of speech: noun
inflections: trophies
definition: something given to recognize a win or other accomplishment; award.
The winner of the essay contest took home a gold trophy.
 
synonyms:
award, prize
similar words:
cup, honor, laurels, medal, palm, plaque
Word History
Why is a trophy a sign of victory? The word "trophy" comes from an ancient Greek word, trope, which means "to turn." From this word, came another Greek word, tropaion, the name for any monument built where an enemy had been turned back in battle.
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