vic·​to·​ri·​ous | \ vik-ˈtȯr-ē-əs How to pronounce victorious (audio) \

Definition of victorious

1a : having won a victory a victorious army
b : of, relating to, or characteristic of victory victorious exuberance
2 : evincing moral harmony or a sense of fulfillment : fulfilled

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Other Words from victorious

victoriously adverb
victoriousness noun

Examples of victorious in a Sentence

They were victorious over their enemies.
Recent Examples on the Web After all other candidates fell off, Adams was victorious, winning 52% vs. 48%. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, 3 June 2021 Putting the 2019 election behind him, Modine declared his new candidacy Thursday, hoping his Union First party will be victorious when ballots are sent out to SAG-AFTRA members in early August. Patrick Gomez,, 28 May 2021 On a wave of momentum since his move to the main roster, Priest was victorious in his WrestleMania debut last month alongside tag-team partner Bad Bunny. Joey Hayden, Dallas News, 7 May 2021 Somehow, thanks to a convoluted scoring system that not even the players could fully understand, the offense was victorious in the University of Cincinnati's spring game Saturday at Nippert Stadium. Keith Jenkins, The Enquirer, 18 Apr. 2021 If the slate is victorious, that will send a clear signal that shareholders want Exxon Mobil, as well as other oil producers, to revise business models that once placed them among the biggest and most powerful enterprises on the globe. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 Often cheery, sometimes goofy, frequently daring, and Saturday … victorious. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 16 May 2021 The day is generally attributed to a letter writing campaign by a woman named Anna Jarvis, who though victorious, grew to dislike the intrusion of both consumer marketing and civil rights campaigners into her special day. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, 7 May 2021 Morrison also won the triple jump at 46-0½ and joined Smith on a 4x100 relay team that was victorious with the top qualifying time (41.68) going into Saturday’s 2A state meet at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Buddy Collings,, 4 May 2021

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First Known Use of victorious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Victorious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of victorious

: having won a victory or having ended in a victory


vic·​to·​ri·​ous | \ vik-ˈtȯr-ē-əs How to pronounce victorious (audio) \

Kids Definition of victorious

: having won a victory

Other Words from victorious

victoriously adverb


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