- Word History, Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||something given to recognize a win or other accomplishment; award.
The winner of the essay contest took home a gold trophy.
- award, prize
- similar words:
- cup, honor, laurels, medal, palm, plaque
||award, prize, title
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.