- 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.
Origin of victor
- 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.
- Saint, pope a.d. 189–198.
- Gebhard, 1018–57, German ecclesiastic: pope 1055–57.
- Dauferius, 1027–87, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1086–87.
Examples from the Web for victor
“He literally went underground to hold services,” Moscow-based dissident and journalist Victor Davidoff said in an email.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church
December 28, 2014
A Spaniard by birth, Victor Serna left home shy of his 14th birthday and entered the monastery to become a Marist brother.
Brother Victor had taught my brother, Jeff, the previous year with far greater success.
He was the chief of staff of ousted Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych.Ukraine’s Elections: The Battle of the Billionaires
October 26, 2014
The first time I spoke with 48-year-old Victor Mooney, he had just reached the Samaná Province in the Dominican Republic.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother
October 19, 2014
When the farm is conquered, the victor is usually vanquished.In the Midst of Alarms
And nobody saw him, for everybody was cheering and watching the victor.
I should be proud if the father of the victor would drink from my bottle.
The moment had been long enough for Dick to recognize Victor Woodville.
Now, tell me, Victor, how did you happen to be with Slade on that raid?
- a person, nation, etc, that has defeated an adversary in war, etc
- (as modifier)the victor army
- the winner of any contest, conflict, or struggle
- communications a code word for the letter v
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").
Idioms and Phrases with victor
see to the victor belong the spoils.