victor

noun
vic·​tor | \ ˈvik-tər How to pronounce victor (audio) \

Definition of victor

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one that defeats an enemy or opponent : winner

Victor

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

Noun

victor adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for victor

Synonyms: Noun

beater, conqueror, master, subduer, trimmer, vanquisher, whipper, winner

Antonyms: Noun

loser

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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

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. SI.com, "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 Monday night’s victor would take one giant leap toward securing the fifth playoff seed while the loser would provide a target for the cluster of sub.-500 teams still in the hunt for a playoff position. Seattle Times Sports Staff, The Seattle Times, "What the national media are saying about the Seahawks’ win over the Vikings on #MNF," 11 Dec. 2018 Epic Games wrapped up its weekly Fortnite Summer Skirmish series on Monday, crowning one victor and giving out $1.5 million in prize money after a four-day series of high-stakes tournament play between the game’s most skilled players. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Epic’s Summer Skirmish series was a beta for the future of competitive Fortnite," 6 Sep. 2018 Up the road in Telavi, Sopo Gorgadze—this year’s victor of Georgia’s answer to MasterChef—hosts private dinners on her farmhouse terrace. Benjamin Kemper, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to Georgian Wine Country," 5 Sep. 2018 And yet, despite some great suggestions, there isn’t really a single song that has risen above the others this season to be crowned the ultimate victor. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "To Honor 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again,' ABBA Should Have the Song of This Summer," 20 July 2018 And a cross-country matchup that has been hyped since last summer could last from Monday through May 28, requiring the full seven games and leaving the eventual victor exhausted by the time the real Finals roll around. Brian T. Smith, San Francisco Chronicle, "Western drama has makings of some good TV," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of victor

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Communications code word

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for victor

Noun

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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victor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of victor

formal : a person who defeats an enemy or opponent

victor

noun
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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