[vik-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-; for 3 also Spanish beek-taw-ryah]
- the ancient Roman goddess of victory, identified with the Greek goddess Nike.
- 1819–1901, queen of Great Britain 1837–1901; empress of India 1876–1901.
- Gua·da·lupe [gwahd-l-oop, -oo-pee; Spanish gwah-th ah-loo-pe] /ˌgwɑd lˈup, -ˈu pi; Spanish ˌgwɑ ðɑˈlu pɛ/Manuel Félix Fernández, 1789–1843, Mexican military and political leader: first president of the republic 1824–29.
- To·más Luis de [taw-mahs lwees de] /tɔˈmɑs lwis dɛ/, 1548–1611, Spanish composer.
- Also called Hong Kong, Xianggang. a seaport in and the capital of the Hong Kong colony, on the N coast of Hong Kong island, facing the seaport of Kowloon.
- a state in SE Australia. 87,884 sq. mi. (227,620 sq. km). Capital: Melbourne.
- a seaport in and the capital of British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, in SW Canada.
- a city in S Texas.
- a former name of Nyanda.
- a port in and the capital of the Seychelles.
- Lake. Also called Victoria Nyanza. a lake in E central Africa, in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya: second largest freshwater lake in the world; source of the White Nile. About 26,828 sq. mi. (69,485 sq. km).
- Mount, a mountain on E New Guinea, in SE Papua New Guinea, in the Owen Stanley Range. 13,240 feet (4036 meters).
- (lowercase) a low, light, four-wheeled carriage with a calash top, a seat for two passengers, and a perch in front for the driver.
- (lowercase) an open touring car having a folding top that usually covers only the rear seat.
- (lowercase) any of several large-leaved water lilies of the genus Victoria.Compare royal water lily.
- a female given name.
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- a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with a folding hood, two passenger seats, and a seat in front for the driver
- Also called: victoria plum British a large sweet variety of plum, red and yellow in colour
- any South American giant water lily of the genus Victoria, having very large floating leaves and large white, red, or pink fragrant flowers: family Nymphaeaceae
C19: all named after Queen Victoria
- a state of SE Australia: part of New South Wales colony until 1851; semiarid in the northwest, with the Great Dividing Range in the centre and east and the Murray River along the N border. Capital: Melbourne. Pop: 4 947 985 (2003 est). Area: 227 620 sq km (87 884 sq miles)
- Lake Victoria or Victoria Nyanza a lake in East Africa, in Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya, at an altitude of 1134 m (3720 ft): the largest lake in Africa and second largest in the world; drained by the Victoria Nile. Area: 69 485 sq km (26 828 sq miles)
- a port in SW Canada, capital of British Columbia, on Vancouver Island: founded in 1843 by the Hudson's Bay Company; made capital of British Columbia in 1868; university (1963). Pop: 288 346 (2001)
- the capital of the Seychelles, a port on NE Mahé. Pop: 25 500 (2004 est)
- an urban area in S China, part of Hong Kong, on N Hong Kong Island: financial and administrative district; university (1911); the name tends not to be used officially since reunification of Hong Kong with China in 1997
- Mount Victoria a mountain in SE Papua New Guinea: the highest peak of the Owen Stanley Range. Height: 4073 m (13 363 ft)
- 1819–1901, queen of the United Kingdom (1837–1901) and empress of India (1876–1901). She married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1840). Her sense of vocation did much to restore the prestige of the British monarchy
- (Spanish bikˈtorja) Tomás Luis de. ?1548–1611, Spanish composer of motets and masses in the polyphonic style
- the Roman goddess of victoryGreek counterpart: Nike
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Word Origin and History for lake victoria
fem. proper name, Latin, literally "victory" (see victory). The Victoria cross is a decoration founded 1856 by Queen Victoria.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Lake Victoria is a headwater reservoir for the Nile River.
It was explored by Henry Stanley in 1875.
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