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

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

President Trump emerged the victor after four freshmen Democratic lawmakers held a press conference responding to his criticisms of them, according to Jesse Watters. Fox News, "Jesse Watters: Trump 'won' the 'squad' press conference, says Dems just want to 'impeach him for tweeting'," 16 July 2019 Recipients were given a myrtle crown instead of the laurel awarded to the superior class of victors. Andrea Frediani, National Geographic, "Money was not enough for Crassus, the richest man in Rome," 11 June 2019 Clearly, this is a critical moment when the Western alliance should be pulling together against new threats – just as the World War II victors intended. Trudy Rubin, The Mercury News, "Rubin: Trump’s nationalism vs. Macron’s plea for a strong alliance," 11 June 2019 Adam Warren, the fifth Padres pitcher, allowed the Nationals the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth, ended up the victor. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Hedges, Padres walk off Nationals," 8 June 2019 Annie Park, last year’s surprise victor, has returned, hoping for a season turnaround. Lauren Mccutcheon,, "What to do down the Shore June 7-9: LPGA Classic, Mummers in North Wildwood," 6 June 2019 The victor would have a strong argument to face the winner of the September Khabib Nurmagomedov-Dustin Poirier fight for the UFC lightweight championship. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, "Colorado’s Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is undefeated in the UFC since the birth of his son," 6 June 2019 Los Blancos came out as victors after beating the German side 2-1 away and securing a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu., "Real Madrid Pre-Season 2019: Where to Watch Los Blancos Play This Summer," 5 June 2019 Boettcher, who led going into the round, bet big, wagering $20,201, and finished the victor with $46,801. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "James Holzhauer names his favorite (albeit wrong) conspiracy theory about 'Jeopardy!' loss," 3 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce victor (audio) \

Kids Definition of victor

: someone who defeats an enemy or opponent : winner

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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