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  1. a person who has overcome or defeated an adversary; conqueror.
  2. a winner in any struggle or contest.
  3. a word used in communications to represent the letter V.

Origin of victor

1300–50; Middle English < Latin, equivalent to vic-, variant stem of vincere to conquer + -tor -tor


  1. an ancient Roman epithet variously applied to Jupiter, Mars, and Hercules.
  2. Military. the NATO name for a class of nuclear-powered Soviet attack submarines.
  3. a male given name.

Victor I

  1. Saint, pope a.d. 189–198.

Victor II

  1. Gebhard, 1018–57, German ecclesiastic: pope 1055–57.

Victor III

  1. Dauferius, 1027–87, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1086–87. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for victor


    1. a person, nation, etc, that has defeated an adversary in war, etc
    2. (as modifier)the victor army
  1. the winner of any contest, conflict, or struggle

Word Origin for victor

C14: from Latin, from vincere to conquer


  1. communications a code word for the letter v
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Word Origin and History for victor

mid-14c., from Latin victorem (nominative victor) "a conqueror," agent noun from past participle stem of vincere "to conquer," from PIE root *weik- "to fight, conquer" (cf. Lithuanian apveikiu "to subdue, overcome," Old Church Slavonic veku "strength, power, age," Old Norse vigr "able in battle," Old English wigan "fight," Welsh gwych "brave, energetic," Old Irish fichim "I fight," second element in Celtic Ordovices "those who fight with hammers").

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Idioms and Phrases with victor


see to the victor belong the spoils.

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