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

Definition of victor

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one that defeats an enemy or opponent : winner


communications code word

Definition of Victor (Entry 2 of 2)

used as a code word for the letter v

Other Words from victor


victor adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for victor

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Noun

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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,, 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'victor.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of victor


14th century, in the meaning defined above

Communications code word

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for victor


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

Learn More About victor

Time Traveler for victor

Time Traveler

The first known use of victor was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near victor




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for victor

Last Updated

6 Aug 2022

Cite this Entry

“Victor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for victor


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

Kids Definition of victor

: someone who defeats an enemy or opponent : winner

More from Merriam-Webster on victor

Nglish: Translation of victor for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of victor for Arabic Speakers Encyclopedia article about victor


Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!