vic·tor | \ˈvik-tər \

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

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Other Words from victor


victor adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for victor

Synonyms: Noun

beater, conqueror, master, subduer, trimmer, vanquisher, whipper, winner

Antonyms: Noun


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Examples of victor in a Sentence


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 Baffert is 4 for 4 in the Preakness with his Derby victors. 6. Joe Drape, New York Times, "2018 Preakness Stakes: Odds, Predictions and Start Time," 18 May 2018 To continue reading this story, TRY IT NOW He’ll be sworn in as mayor May 15, along with Judy Eychner, the Place 3 victor over Cooper, and Delayne Sigerman, who was unopposed in Place 4. Zeke Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, "Newly elected Kerrville mayor looks toward unifying community," 7 May 2018 In the last jumps, Toinette got a neck in front of Rushing Fall, handing the even-money favorite, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf victor, her first defeat in five career starts. Bill Cain, The Courier-Journal, "Toinette topples favorite, triumphs in Edgewood Stakes on Kentucky Oaks day," 4 May 2018 After four rounds of voting over several hours, no clear victor emerged. Holly Otterbein,, "Why it matters that the Delco Dems aren't endorsing anyone in Pa.'s Fifth Congressional District," 9 Apr. 2018 There isn't a lot of incentive to win Group G, as that would place the victor on a side of the bracket that includes Lionel Messi and Argentina, Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal, Neymar and Brazil, as well as France, Mexico and Uruguay. USA TODAY, "FIFA World Cup: Schedule, TV time and storylines for Thursday, June 28," 27 June 2018 All the scenarios and talk of a title began to distort on Wednesday evening when the Elks faced the Sox in the winner's bracket finale that sent the victor into the championship game. Andrew J. Campa,, "Robust Glendale Juniors baseball tournament ends with cancelation," 24 May 2018 The victor in the 187th GOP runoff will face Democrat Stephanie Boyd, a Bexar County assistant district attorney, in the Nov. 6 general election. Elizabeth Zavala, San Antonio Express-News, "Republican judicial candidates duke it out in 187th, 226th state District Courts," 22 May 2018 With 63 percent of the vote tallied, the Associated Press projected Cloud as the victor, carrying 54 percent of the vote. Sean Sullivan,, "Republican wins Texas special election to succeed disgraced GOP congressman," 30 June 2018

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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

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English Language Learners Definition of victor

: a person who defeats an enemy or opponent


vic·tor | \ˈvik-tər \

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: someone who defeats an enemy or opponent : winner

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to reject or criticize sharply

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