victoria

noun

vic·​to·​ria vik-ˈtȯr-ē-ə How to pronounce victoria (audio)
: a low four-wheeled pleasure carriage for two with a folding top and a raised seat in front for the driver

Examples of victoria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Happy birthday victoria! Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 17 Apr. 2021 His central discovery was centered on a North American jellyfish, Aequorea victoria, sometimes called the crystal jelly. Harrison Smith, The Seattle Times, 23 Oct. 2018 VICTORIA, British Columbia — Two days before he was scheduled to die, John Shields roused in his hospice bed with an unusual idea. Catherine Porter Photographs and Video By Leslye Davis, New York Times, 25 May 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Queen Victoria

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of victoria was circa 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Victoria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/victoria. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

victoria

noun
vic·​to·​ria vik-ˈtōr-ē-ə How to pronounce victoria (audio)
-ˈtȯr-
: a low four-wheeled carriage with a folding top and a raised seat in front for the driver
Etymology

named in honor of Victoria 1819–1901 queen of England

Geographical Definition

Victoria

geographical name

Vic·​to·​ria vik-ˈtȯr-ē-ə How to pronounce Victoria (audio)
1
city on the Guadalupe River in southeastern Texas population 62,592
2
city in southern British Columbia, Canada, on southeastern Vancouver Island population 80,017

Note: Victoria is the capital of British Columbia.

3
river 350 miles (563 kilometers) long in the northwestern part of the Northern Territory, Australia, flowing north and northwest to the Timor Sea
4
state of southeastern Australia; capital Melbourne area 87,884 square miles (228,498 square kilometers), population 5,354,042
5
or Hong Kong
ˈhäŋ-ˌkäŋ How to pronounce Victoria (audio)
-ˈkäŋ;
ˈhȯŋ-ˌkȯŋ,
-ˈkȯŋ
city and port in Hong Kong special administrative region, China, on the northwestern part of Hong Kong Island population 992,000

Note: Victoria served as the capital of Hong Kong colony.

Victorian adjective or noun

Biographical Definition

Victoria 1 of 2

biographical name (1)

Vic·​to·​ria vik-ˈtȯr-ē-ə How to pronounce Victoria (audio)
1819–1901 Alexandrina Victoria queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837–1901)

Victoria

2 of 2

biographical name (2)

Tomás Luis de circa 1548–1611 Spanish composer

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