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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Now, eight years later, Oracle currently stands as the victor while Google attempts to appeal to the Supreme Court. Verge Staff, The Verge, "Google turns 20: how an internet search engine reshaped the world," 5 Sep. 2018 Republican candidate Troy Balderson was projected as the victor by just 1,754 votes over O’Connor. Katelyn Caralle, Fox News, "Green Party spoiler candidate in Ohio special election claims to be descended from aliens," 9 Aug. 2018 The two sides sparred over forming a unity government and eventually fought street battles in Gaza in 2007, with Hamas emerging as the victor. Erin Cunningham, Washington Post, "As Hamas faces a crisis, it tries to turn up pressure on Israel," 31 May 2018 The Penske superstar checks all the boxes as a likely victor. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Winning 'getting harder and harder' as IndyCar heads to Alabama," 18 Apr. 2018 The winner of Colombia-England gets the Sweden-Switzerland victor in the quarterfinals, and then a semifinal looms against Croatia or Russia. Ben Nuckols, The Seattle Times, "Kickoff: Well-rested Kane still tops World Cup scorers," 2 July 2018 Their last competitive meeting was in the group stage at the 2014 World Cup with Argentina emerging the victors in a tense game., "World Cup Preview: Nigeria vs Argentina - Recent Form, Previous Encounters, Predictions & More," 25 June 2018 Last year's winner, Will Power, started ninth, while the 2016 victor, Graham Rahal, started 13th. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Josef Newgarden's pole position at Texas could be more important than ever," 8 June 2018 No matter who emerges the victor in what promises to be a prolonged series of courtroom showdowns, both companies will be profoundly affected, and the broader media landscape fundamentally transformed. James B. Stewart, New York Times, "A Battle for Control of CBS, With Far-Reaching Consequences," 16 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

formal : 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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