English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|Over the years "victory" has
changed the English language therefore making it a victory.
Victory is commonly used as the word to describe success weather it is in a game or in an arguement.
The word victory has been used for 632 years Victory is a very powerful word and can have a major
impact on someone. The common peception is that victory is to describe a win, but the real
definition is a success or triumph over and enemy in battle or a war. Victory has been defined the
same way throughout the existance of the word. This word reflects English history because it is
used to describe wins in battles and if we didn't have this word then we would not be able to
describe a success against other people. This word tells us something about the english language.
The word that best escribes a success is victory. Here are some OED definitions that are a little
bit out of the ordinary: The Roman goddess representing or typifying victory: a figure or statue of
this. This is a wierd definition because it is talking about a goddess that is representing victory
instead of the definitions about winning in a battle/war. The American Heritage Dictionary stated
that"defeat of an enemy or an opponent, or a success in a struggle against enemy's."
The first author was Barbour who first spelt it as wictory. The various spellings of the word are
as follows: wictory, victorie, victria, victorie, victria, vistor, vittoria, and victory. The word
victory had been put togther with many words such as victory:anthem, ball, celebration, dance,
flashing, match, night, parade.
The first OED definition or state of having to overcome an enemy or advarsary in combat, battle or
in war. "Auden Coll. Poetry 117 we were to go to a great banquet and a victory ball."2.
An instance or occation of overcoming an advarsary in battle , etc.; a triumph gained by force of
arms. There are many different definitions for the word victory.
Paul Zimmerman wrote about victory in Sports Illustrated. It's contents included the New
England Patriots and how despite several impressive victories that they still keep their poise. He
also used it about Peyton Manning talking about his impressive 2006 season.
I think that victory has a big future in the English language because it is necessary to describe a
vistory and the world is going to have many battles to come and only 1 word can describe...victory.
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