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▪ It's an exciting blend that could end the club's 21-year wait for a major trophy this season.
▪ Under Fletcher Essex won all four of the major domestic trophies at least once.
▪ Wins for both teams are essential if they want their Jordanstown battle next Thursday to be for the Under 25 championship trophy.
▪ And in the evening, he had to present him with the championship trophy and praise him for a job well-done.
▪ Jogger of the year was Sarah Rhimes and she also collected the ladies' road race championship trophy for 1991.
▪ It is a team photo taken on the pitch shortly after the presentation of the championship trophy.
▪ Unless it would be for wealthy men interested in acquiring as trophy wives lapsed radicals who look great in workout gear.
▪ Teams from the Republic, if they win the Milk Cup, are also automatically awarded two other trophies.
▪ Book was the last manager to bring a senior trophy to Maine Road, the League Cup in 1976.
▪ But this weekend, local teams will be hoping to bring the trophy back to Herefordshire.
▪ A point in that game for Menzieshill would almost certainly give them the trophy on goal difference.
▪ If that were the goal of sports, they would never have given the Super Bowl trophy to the Jets in 1969.
▪ About this time the Club was given its second trophy and which today is known as the Lovell Bowl.
▪ Despite this instant recall, however, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since we lifted the trophy.
▪ The legion presented a trophy and certificates to students and staff.
▪ Area director Terry Wigley was on hand to present the new trophy to Islington.
▪ John Motum, presenting his trophy, paid tribute to both the players and the coaches.
▪ League president Malcolm Ganner presented the trophies.
▪ Note: Parkway will receive trophy trout from the park concessionaire.
▪ Tracy shows us her feelings a lot more, increasingly apparent in video shots of her when she received the Beefeater trophy.
▪ Winners of the quiz will receive a trophy and prizes, including one for their school.
▪ The real celebrations will come on May 5, when they will receive the trophy at home to Derby County.
▪ John is pictured, right, receiving the trophy from planning manager Dave Sargeant.
▪ Many observers had been much exercised by Woods's inability to take home a trophy from his past six tournaments.
▪ Newcastle won six of the 12 relay races and easily took the top club trophy with 220 points.
▪ Although he didn't take the trophy this year, has done so on many previous occasions.
▪ The winners were the Different Strokes team from Hereford, who last took the trophy in 1988.
▪ The band has also competed in many contests over the years having won many trophies.
▪ Team Components Bureau and Streamline Hazlehead meet in the other semi-final, neither side having won the trophy.
▪ She is interested in most sports, especially hurling and soccer and she has won several trophies for darts.
▪ Thus, Endacott emulated Andy Goodway's unwanted 1999 achievement in failing to win a trophy for Wigan.
▪ Sadberge won the wooden trophy made especially by one of the Haughton players.
▪ Under the Captaincy of Fred Beadle the brigade took part in many competitions winning many trophies, individual as well as for team events.
▪ It was the kind of professionalism that wins trophies - tight at the back, industrious in midfield and dangerous up front.
▪ Some years ago I worked with a golfer who had achieved a considerable amount of success, winning several amateur trophies.
▪ He kept the antlers as a trophy.
▪ the NCAA championship trophy
▪ The winner went to receive her trophy.
▪ They became the first British team to win a major European trophy.
▪ And the trophy was taken, in a winning time of sixty four seconds, by a team from Winchester.
▪ Broadus was given the male artist of the year trophy in 1994 at the Billboard Music Awards.
▪ For their efforts, the winners each received Head Discovery rackets with bags, together with trophies.
▪ Illegal trophy hunting ran out of control and 80 per cent of the Serengeti's elephants died.
▪ It is filled with newspaper clippings of championships, trophies and pictures of a younger Impastato, hair as black as ink.
▪ Team Components Bureau and Streamline Hazlehead meet in the other semi-final, neither side having won the trophy.
▪ The legion presented a trophy and certificates to students and staff.
▪ The winner of the senior international receives a cheque for £5,000, the Freeman Jackson trophy and the Waterford Crystal trophy.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Trophy \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.

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

  5. An object memorializing a victory in a sporting contest.

    Note: Some trophies(5) are unique, temporary possession of the same object passing to the new victors of some periodic contest in subsequent occurrences. Others are objects of little inherent worth, given by the authority sponsoring the contest to the victor. A trophy is sometimes shaped like a cup, and in such cases may be called a cup, as the America's Cup (in Yacht racing).

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

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1510s, "a spoil or prize of war," from Middle French trophée (15c.) from Latin trophaeum "a sign of victory, monument," originally tropaeum, from Greek tropaion "monument of an enemy's defeat," noun use of neuter of adjective tropaios "of defeat, causing a rout," from trope "a rout," originally "a turning" (of the enemy); see trope. In ancient Greece, spoils or arms taken in battle and set up on the field and dedicated to a god. Figurative extension to any token or memorial of victory is first recorded 1560s. As "a symbolic representation of a classical trophy" from 1630s. Trophy wife attested by 1984.


n. 1 (context Roman antiquity English) tropæum#English. 2 An object, usually in the form of a statuette, cup, or shield, awarded for success in a competition or to mark a special achievement. 3 An object taken as a prize by a hunter or conqueror, especially one that is displayed. 4 Any emblem of success; a status symbol. 5 (context criminology by extension English) An object taken by a serial killer or rapist as a memento of the crime.

  1. n. an award for success in war or hunting

  2. something given as a token of victory [syn: prize]


A trophy is a tangible, durable reminder of a specific achievement, and serves as recognition or evidence of merit. Trophies are often awarded for sporting events, from youth sports to professional level athletics. In many sports medals (or, in North America, rings) are often given out either as the trophy or along with more traditional trophies.

Originally the word trophy, derived from the Greek tropaion, referred to arms, standards, other property, or human captives and body parts (e.g., headhunting) captured in battle. These war trophies commemorated the military victories of a state, army or individual combatant. In modern warfare trophy taking is discouraged, but this sense of the word is reflected in hunting trophies and human trophy collecting by serial killers. A slang term for an individual or team's collection of trophies is silverware.

Trophy (countermeasure)

Trophy (also known as ASPRO-A, Israel Defense Forces designation מעיל רוח, lit. "Windbreaker") is a military active protection system (APS) for vehicles. It intercepts and destroys incoming missiles and rockets with a shotgun-like blast. Trophy is the product of a ten-year collaborative development project between the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aircraft Industries' Elta Group. Its principal purpose is to supplement the armour of light and heavy armored fighting vehicles.

Trophy (album)

Trophy is the debut album by American noise-rock/ post-metal band Made Out of Babies. It was released through Neurot Recordings on June 28, 2005. The album was produced, engineered, and mixed by Joel Hamilton at Atomic Recordings in Brooklyn and Leopard Studios in New Paltz with mastering my Doug Henderson.

Trophy (disambiguation)

A trophy is an award of mostly symbolic value, earned by the winner of a competition.

Trophy or trophies may also refer to:

  • Trophy wife, a term commonly used to describe any wife who is considered a status symbol
  • Trophy (architectural), an architectural ornament
  • Trophy (album), debut album of New York noise rock band Made Out of Babies
  • PlayStation Network Trophies, awards for achieving goals in PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita games
  • Tropaion or tropaeum, ancient Roman victory monument or trophy
    • Tropaeum Traiani, the Trophy of Trajan, in modern Romania
    • Tropaeum Alpium, the Trophy of the Alps, in modern France
  • War trophy, property seized from the enemy as a result of a military victory
  • Trophy hunting, an item, such as a stuffed bear or a deer head, kept by a hunter as a souvenir of the successful hunt
  • Trophy (countermeasure), an Israeli military vehicle active protection system Me'il Ruach, also called Windbreaker, currently fitted to the Merkava 4 MBT and Namer heavy IFV
  • Tropaeum, a genus of cephalopod mollusca
  • Trophy Mountain, a mountain in British Columbia, Canada
  • "Trophy", a song by Bat for Lashes from Fur and Gold
  • Trophies (Paper Lions album)
  • Trophies (O.C. & Apollo Brown album), 2012
  • Trophies (song), a song by Canadian rapper Drake
  • a 6-row malting barley variety
Trophy (architectural)

A trophy is an architectural ornament representing a group of weapons, banners and armour. Similar decorative vertical arrangements of hunting accessories, musical instruments or other objects are also commonly referred to as trophies.

The term comes from the ancient Greek Tropaion and Roman equivalent Tropaeum, military victories which were commemorated with a display of captured arms, armour and standards.

The use of trophies as an architectural element started becoming popular during the baroque era, being either depicted as sculptures on gates to castles, as ornaments on victory monuments, or in a more two-dimensional stylised form on walls or even indoors in rooms.

Usage examples of "trophy".

Their faithful general asserted the honor of the Roman arms, and often laid at their feet crowns of gold and barbaric trophies, the fruits of his numerous victories.

In this case, the skeletal remains of Sinanthropus could be considered as simple hunting trophies, attributable, as were the traces of fire and industry, to a true Man, whose remains have not yet been found.

Seven tripods never touched by fire, ten bars of gold, twenty burnished cauldrons, a dozen massive stallions, racers who earned me trophies with their speed.

Hugh dined with me, and after dinner I produced those trophies which the strongest-minded are unable to refrain from purchasing, when they are offered by an engaging burnoused ruffian in the Valley of the Tombs of the Kings.

The confusion of the Orangemen was turned into a complete rout, and they fled, leaving their banners and other trophies in the hands of the mountainy men.

For unauthorized dealing in the trophies of certain scheduled wild game, as opposed to mere poaching or hunting, for buying and reselling and exporting, the maximum penalty will be twelve years at hard labour and a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars.

Yet the emulation of Trajan and Julian was awakened by the trophies of Alexander, and the sovereigns of Persia indulged the ambitious hope of restoring the empire of Cyrus.

Evan swallowed, imagining how easily it could have been him being sampled by the aliens, frozen for eternity like some kind of hunting trophy.

His arms were ribbed with the swazond, ritual trophy scars, of more than two hundred dead foes.

The trophy had hung there for so long that Sulu rarely thought about it anymore.

A stage was erected in the infield for televised presentation of the championship trophy.

He approached each strafing run as an opportunity to stun or trank one of the sculpers long enough to harvest a trophy.

Akarr sneered at him without responding, although he did holster his trank gun and replace his trophy knife.

For the grab-bag Emperor they suggested Alexander as much as Hannibal, the trophies of Egypt, the tricolor flying from Acre to Lisbon.

He had been looking at the trophies atop the chest, aglimmer with stolen light.