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

Keep scrolling for more

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

And despite the heavy casualties on both sides (as well as civilians), the invading forces emerged victorious against the armies of Nazi Germany. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, "75 years later: See how the battleship Texas played a key role in the D-Day invasion of France," 6 June 2019 The Navy’s surface force still relied on battleships to provide the decisive arm in naval combat, and the fleet that engaged first could well be victorious. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Could Airships Really Revolutionize the U.S. Navy?," 21 May 2019 Grinning with relief after a victorious show, Sher expressed his pride in the cast and their performance, the idea for which came from his recent work on My Fair Lady, currently revived at the Lincoln Center Theater, also by Lerner and Loewe. Ian Malone, Vogue, "Camelot Ruled the Stage at Lincoln Center Theater’s Benefit Gala," 5 Mar. 2019 Boucher, a conservative Republican, has been a member of the Connecticut state legislature since 1997 — nearly as long as her victorious young Democratic challenger has been alive. Iman Hariri-kia, Teen Vogue, "Meet Will Haskell, the 22-Year-Old Who Beat a Republican Who Had Been in Office as Long as He’s Been Alive," 14 Nov. 2018 Mark Lyons/Getty Images Mike DeWine emerged victorious in the tight race to become Ohio’s governor, successfully retaining the seat under Republican control. Stavros Agorakis, Vox, "Republican Mike DeWine elected governor of Ohio," 7 Nov. 2018 Still, while both believe Green Book and The Favourite are the obvious frontrunners, some think Green Book will be victorious instead. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "See If Your 2019 Oscars Predictions Match Up With the Projected Winners," 23 Feb. 2019 Smith and Housley will probably emerge victorious in their respective primaries on Tuesday. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "The Minnesota primary elections, one of 2018’s fiercest battlegrounds, explained," 13 Aug. 2018 Although the opposition has agreed to rally behind the second candidate, the safe bet is Erdoğan emerges victorious but weakened. Time, "Turkey's Elections May Be Imperfect But They Still Matter," 22 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'victorious.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of victorious

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about victorious

Statistics for victorious

Last Updated

13 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for victorious

The first known use of victorious was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for victorious

victorious

adjective

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

Other Words from victorious

victoriously adverb

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on victorious

What made you want to look up victorious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

incapable of being surmounted or overcome

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!