[ nahy-kee ]
/ ˈnaɪ ki /


the ancient Greek goddess of victory.
one of a series of antiaircraft or antimissile missiles having two or three rocket stages.

Origin of Nike

From the Greek word nī́kē victory, conquest Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for nike


/ (ˈnaɪkiː) /


Greek myth the winged goddess of victoryRoman counterpart: Victoria

Word Origin for Nike

from Greek: victory
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Word Origin and History for nike


Greek goddess of victory (identified by the Romans with their Victoria), literally "victory," probably connected with neikos "quarrel, strife," neikein "to quarrel with." As a type of U.S. defensive surface-to-air missiles, attested from 1952.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper