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

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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 changing my mindset from being a victor instead of a victim was ultimately my choice. Corey J. Maloney,, "Type 2 Diabetes Prompted This Woman to Give Up the Unhealthy Eating Traditions She'd Grown Up With," 30 June 2020 It’s been won by the victor in each election dating back to 1964. Fox News, "Biden opens up lead in Wisconsin, tied with Trump in Ohio: polls," 24 June 2020 Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee, leads the incumbent with 46% support to 45% in the crucial state that's picked the presidential victor since 1964, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Must-win Ohio in play for Biden: Poll," 24 June 2020 And now there is the following schism: the fact that he will be rescued is for him beyond doubt, irrespective of his will, simply by virtue of the weight of his victor’s personality. Franz Kafka, The New Yorker, "The Rescue Will Begin in Its Own Time," 22 June 2020 Almost as soon as Alaric, ostensibly the victor, decamped to move across Italy, the pens of Rome’s greatest authors were moving across the page. The Economist, "Goths v Romans A brilliant Goth’s-eye view of the sack of Rome," 20 June 2020 The data drawn from in-depth tests on the 1.5-mile oval just outside Fort Worth don’t often play out much when deciding the victor under the lights, said former race-winner Scott Dixon. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "Unknowns loom ahead of IndyCar season-opener at Texas: 'I'm nervous. I think everybody is nervous'," 4 June 2020 Aside from a spectacular Championship Belt for the victor, the main differences in aDrive's WBE lie in the drafting itself. Ben Sledge, Ars Technica, "I choose you: Pokémon Draft League brings pro sports excitement to the game," 4 June 2020 Don Baylor had a big day for the victors with two doubles, a triple and home run. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A recap of all 50 season openers for the Brewers," 25 Mar. 2020

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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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12 Jul 2020

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“Victor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of victor

formal : a person who defeats an enemy or opponent


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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