victor

noun
vic·​tor | \ ˈvik-tər How to pronounce victor (audio) \

Definition of victor

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one that defeats an enemy or opponent : winner

Victor

communications code word

Definition of Victor (Entry 2 of 2)

used as a code word for the letter v

Other Words from victor

Noun

victor adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for victor

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Noun

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Examples of victor in a Sentence

Noun the victors in the battle the computer is usually the victor in a chess match against a human opponent
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But the vote counting in one of Arizona's biggest races — the Republican nomination for governor — has not yet produced a victor. Ananya Tiwari, The Arizona Republic, 3 Aug. 2022 After a tie at last week's box office, this weekend had a very clear and decisive victor with Minions: The Rise of Gru taking the top spot, domestically and internationally. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 3 July 2022 Penrose was instrumental in getting Allied forces to see camouflage as a weapon that could help turn an overwhelmed underdog into a victor. Town & Country, 23 Mar. 2022 Congressman Anthony Brown was declared the victor over former Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Katie Curran O’Malley in the race to be the Democratic nominee for Maryland Attorney General. Sam Janesch, Baltimore Sun, 19 July 2022 No matter which candidate wins, the victor will likely be on a historic path. Joe Heim, Washington Post, 6 July 2022 But the damage was done, and the attack was considered a factor in his finishing third on Tuesday, in a contest whose victor was all but certain to be elected. New York Times, 26 May 2022 Those who’d picked HBO Max as the ultimate victor (and some did, actually) might have understandably received askance looks. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2022 The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done, / From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with ! cleveland, 4 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of victor

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Communications code word

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for victor

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin, from vincere to conquer, win; akin to Old English wīgan to fight, Lithuanian veikti to be active

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“Victor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/victor. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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victor

noun
vic·​tor | \ ˈvik-tər How to pronounce victor (audio) \

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: someone who defeats an enemy or opponent : winner

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