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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Their victories are a testament to the successes of many women this cycle who upset incumbent representatives or emerged victorious in heavily contested races for a slew of open seats that were available. Li Zhou, Vox, "This year’s elections are changing Congress for the better," 6 Dec. 2018 Although 36-year-old Omar ultimately emerged victorious over her opponents, her path to becoming a Congresswoman wasn’t easy. Azmia Magane, Teen Vogue, "Congresswoman-Elect Ilhan Omar Shares How She Deals With Islamophobia and Advice for Young People," 9 Nov. 2018 But the Curry family emerged victorious in the end, giving Steph the 2-0 edge in the pair's rivalry this year. Julia Poe,, "Watch: Steph Curry, Chris Paul families face off on Celebrity Family Feud," 25 June 2018 The Japanese cut down the Marines in waves, and more than 4,500 of the enemy fought nearly to the last man before the Americans emerged victorious. Brian Macquarrie,, "At long last, remains of WWII Marine are laid to rest," 22 June 2018 Some predict that the likes of Uber and Lyft will emerge victorious by subsuming e-vehicle rentals. The Economist, "How two-wheelers are weaving their way into urban transport," 21 June 2018 Though The Voice emerged victorious in the struggle with the SoHo paper, Mr. Goldstein’s entrepreneurial spirit was still alive. New York Times, "Michael Goldstein, Publicist Who Started SoHo Weekly News, Dies at 79," 25 May 2018 Naturally, this didn't sit too well with TIU viewers, who thought at least one of the Pearsons would be victorious. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'This Is Us' Fans Erupt on Twitter After Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia Lost at Emmys," 18 Sep. 2018 Once you’re done, try other perennial favorites like Car Counting (the first person to see ten of a certain type of vehicle wins) and the License Plate game (whoever spots the most states by the ride’s end is victorious). Nadine Jolie Courtney, Redbook, "Genius Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy on Road Trips," 16 Aug. 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

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victoriously adverb

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