victorious

adjective
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 But for the second year in a row, the ancient Vietnamese city of Hoi An emerges victorious. Devorah Lev-tov, Travel + Leisure, "The Top 15 Cities in Asia," 8 July 2020 Fisher and family members donated at least $24,000 during Cramer’s victorious 2018 bid, according to campaign finance records. Jeremy Schwartz, ProPublica, "He Built a Privately Funded Border Wall. It’s Already at Risk of Falling Down if Not Fixed.," 2 July 2020 San Jose’s two finals have matched Maria Sakkari against Mihaela Buzarnescu (who prevailed 6-1, 6-0) and Arnya Sabalenka against the victorious Zheng Saisai (6-3, 7-6). Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Silicon Valley Classic women’s tennis tournament in San Jose canceled," 2 July 2020 Shanklin, Mulvihill are victorious incumbents Shanklin, in District 2, received 2,715 votes, winning the four-person race. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Metro Council election: Jecorey Arthur, Cassie Chambers Armstrong win, incumbents hold on," 30 June 2020 The continuing nationwide protests against police brutality and discrimination could also play a role in voter turnout and possibly influence who comes away victorious when the votes are counted. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "Can AOC win again? Who will face Mitch McConnell? Here's what to watch in Tuesday's primaries," 23 June 2020 Its veto-wielding P5 remain the victorious powers of 75 years ago, with no representation from Latin America, Africa or South Asia. The Economist, "Reform The UN’s structures built in 1945 are not fit for 2020, let alone beyond it," 20 June 2020 The senior swimmer also reigned victorious in the 100-yard backstroke with a final time of 49.62. Mark Faller, azcentral, "Daschbach, Thrun win top honors at azcentral Sports Awards show," 18 June 2020 For comparison, in 2018, just over 700 openly LGBTQ candidates ran for office, 432 made it to the ballot in the general election and at least 150 were victorious, according to the Victory Fund. NBC News, "Another 'rainbow wave'? Dozens of LGBTQ political hopefuls are on June ballots," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of victorious

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

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“Victorious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/victorious. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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victorious

adjective
How to pronounce victorious (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of victorious

: having won a victory or having ended in a victory

victorious

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

Kids Definition of victorious

: having won a victory

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