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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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

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England ran out deserved 2-1 victors against Tunisia in their World Cup opener on Monday., "Chelsea Youngster Set For World Cup Start as England Look to Secure Place in Last 16 With Panama Win," 20 June 2018 Ahead of Thursday’s start of the 82nd Masters, Woods, a four-time Masters champion and a winner of 79 PGA Tour titles, and Mickelson, a three-time Masters champion and victor in 43 PGA Tour events, were partners and routed Couples and Pieters. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson both say their relationship has changed over time," 3 Apr. 2018 The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee By John Reeves Rowman & Littlefield, 249 pages, $27 The vast majority of the victors in the Civil War had no doubt at all that Lee had committed treason. Fergus M. Bordewich, WSJ, "‘The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee’ Review: The Cost of Conciliation," 12 July 2018 That the victor, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has called for a new generation of leadership at the helm only raised the stakes for the tenure of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Paul Kane And Erica Werner,, "Crowley's loss divides stunned Democrats about the future of party leadership," 28 June 2018 Candidates for mayor spent a total of $9 million — triple the previous mayor’s race — with the victor, Pugh, spending more than $2 million. Luke Broadwater,, "Baltimore City Council backs public financing of campaigns," 25 June 2018 Instead, an injury to star striker Neymar and a suspension of stalwart defender Thiago Silva, contributed to a 7-1 thumping at the hands of the eventual victors. Motez Bishara, CNN, "World Cup: Brazil needs to avoid another historical upset for redemption," 10 June 2018 Lough ended the night by running a leg of the 4x400 victors. Lewis Bagley, Indianapolis Star, "Marion County boys track meet: North Central comes through with winning efforts," 9 May 2018 The event, which has ballooned to be possibly the largest offering of bock-style beers by one brewery at one time, marks Sly Fox’s release of Maibock, its most popular beer, named in honor of the victor. Bethany Ao,, "The cutthroat goat races of Sly Fox Brewery's annual Bock Fest," 7 May 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 \

Kids Definition of victor

: someone who defeats an enemy or opponent : winner

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