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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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

America's Got Talent victor Darci Lynne Farmer is making her return to TV! Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "'America's Got Talent' Winner Darci Lynne Farmer to Star in NBC Christmas Special," 13 Nov. 2018 Several of Tuesday’s victors emphasized this in their campaigns. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Black women turned electoral power into political power in 2018," 9 Nov. 2018 The Indiana Pacers’ dominance over the Cavs is real, and if winning three times in four regular-season meetings didn’t prove it then Sunday’s 98-80 victor in the first round of the playoffs should do the trick. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Pacers snap LeBron James' first-round success with 98-80 Game 1 victory," 15 Apr. 2018 Zach Gibson/Getty Images The stock market was pleased with President Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s sweeping victors in 2016. Emily Stewart, Vox, "The stock market seems just fine with Democrats in charge of the House," 7 Nov. 2018 With every precinct counted in the race for Wisconsin’s 10th Senate District, Democrat Patty Schachtner was the clear victor over Republican Adam Jarchow, a member of the state Assembly. David Weigel, Washington Post, "Democrats flip state Senate seat in Wisconsin," 16 Jan. 2018 Meade, the victor at Gettysburg, is nowhere mentioned. Peter Cozzens, WSJ, "‘A Fierce Glory’ Review: Victory at a Very High Price," 21 Sep. 2018 Les Phocéens ran out comfortable 2-0 victors at the impressive Stade Vélodrome thanks to goals from Florian Thauvin and Clinton Njie., "Europa League Final Preview: Recent Form, Classic Encounter, Team News & More," 15 May 2018 The figure is made primarily of victors ambling up to receive awards, as well as the generally quicker strides of presenters strolling to the microphone and guests heading offstage. Ellen Gamerman, WSJ, "Why Are the Oscars So Long? (Hint: 24 Minutes of Walking)," 21 Feb. 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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