vic·to·ri·ous | \vik-ˈtȯr-ē-əs \

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.

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Since 2009, when New York State moved to paper ballots, more write-in candidates have emerged victorious, state election officials said. Lisa W. Foderaro, New York Times, "Ocasio-Cortez Highlights How Third-Party Quirks Can Muddle Elections," 11 July 2018 King emerged victorious, and from there scored title after title at all the major championships. Charlotte Sutherland-hawes, A-LIST, "Imaginary Wish List: Billie Jean King," 4 July 2018 The Sioux emerged victorious, and about 260 U.S. soldiers are thought to have died in what’s sometimes called Custer’s Last Stand. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "The True Story Behind Woman Walks Ahead," 29 June 2018 The last time a host nation won the World Cup was in 1998 with France coming out victorious. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "World Cup 2018 teams to watch, from Germany to Iceland," 13 June 2018 By Jonathan Darman A month after emerging victorious from the bruising Democratic nominating contest, some of Barack Obama's glow may be fading. Newsweek, "Analysis," 14 Mar. 2018 Fellow Democratic candidatesJosh Welle and Jim Keady, however, have to first emerge victorious in Tuesday’s primary in order to challenge Smith in the general election. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "There's more to primary day than California," 4 June 2018 Whichever side emerges victorious when counting is finished on May 15th will claim that the outcome is a harbinger of the national fight to come. The Economist, "Elections in Karnataka will be closely watched in Delhi," 3 May 2018 Can Posey bring the title home in 2018 -- pleasing the judges, gaining viewers' votes and surviving several eliminations to emerge victorious? Mary Colurso,, "'American Idol' 2018: Can new Birmingham contestant revive the state's winning streak?," 18 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of victorious

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

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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 \

Kids Definition of victorious

: having won a victory

Other Words from victorious

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