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victor

[ vik-ter ]
/ ˈvɪk tər /
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noun

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

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Origin of victor

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

Definition for victor (2 of 2)

Victor
[ vik-ter ]
/ ˈvɪk tər /

noun

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

victor
/ (ˈvɪktə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for victor

C14: from Latin, from vincere to conquer

British Dictionary definitions for victor (2 of 2)

Victor
/ (ˈvɪktə) /

noun

communications a code word for the letter v
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Idioms and Phrases with victor

victor

see to the victor belong the spoils.

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