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.

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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 Fully half of France’s victorious squad in 1998 were of migrant stock. The Economist, "For all its faults, the World Cup in Russia is worth celebrating," 9 June 2018 Bolt got the news on Thursday as an international court upheld the disqualification of one of his teammates on the victorious Jamaican 400-meter relay squad at the 2008 Beijing Games. David Wharton, latimes.com, "Usain Bolt loses an Olympic gold medal after teammate's doping appeal is denied," 31 May 2018 However, Barcelona should continue their unbeaten record and reign victorious over their rivals once more. SI.com, "Barcelona vs Real Madrid Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battle, Team News & More," 5 May 2018 For the 38-year-old wife and mother of two, the last three-plus years spent in the public eye have been equal parts challenging and victorious. Essence.com, "EXCLUSIVE: Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby Gets Candid About Life After Freddie Gray And Her Bid For Re-Election," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of victorious

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

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

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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

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