Victoria

[ vik-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-; for 3 also Spanish beek-taw-ryah ]
/ vɪkˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-; for 3 also Spanish bikˈtɔ ryɑ /

noun


Hong Kong

or Hong·kong

[ hong kong ]
/ ˈhɒŋ ˈkɒŋ /

noun

a British crown colony comprising Hong Kong island (29 sq. mi.; 75 sq. km), Kowloon peninsula, nearby islands, and the adjacent mainland in SE China (New Territories): reverted to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. 404 sq. mi. (1046 sq. km). Capital: Victoria.
Also called Xianggang.

Related formsHong Konger, Hong·kong·ite, noun

Seychelles

[ sey-shel, -shelz ]
/ seɪˈʃɛl, -ˈʃɛlz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

a republic consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, NE of Madagascar: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 175 sq. mi. (455 sq. km). Capital: Victoria.

British Columbia

noun

a province in W Canada on the Pacific coast. 366,255 sq. mi. (948,600 sq. km). Capital: Victoria.
Related formsBritish Columbian, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for victoria

victoria

/ (vɪkˈtɔːrɪə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for victoria

C19: all named after Queen Victoria

Victoria

1
/ (vɪkˈtɔːrɪə) /

noun

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)

Victoria

2
/ (vɪkˈtɔːrɪə) /

noun

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

Victoria

3
/ (vɪkˈtɔːrɪə) /

noun

the Roman goddess of victoryGreek counterpart: Nike

British Columbia

noun

a province of W Canada, on the Pacific coast: largely mountainous with extensive forests, rich mineral resources, and important fisheries. Capital: Victoria. Pop: 4 196 383 (2004 est). Area: 930 532 sq km (359 279 sq miles)Abbreviation: BC

Hong Kong

/ (ˌhɒŋ ˈkɒŋ) /

noun

a Special Administrative Region of China, in the south of the country, with some autonomy; formerly a British Crown Colony: consists of Hong Kong Island, leased by China to Britain from 1842 until 1997, Kowloon Peninsula, Stonecutters Island, the New Territories (mainland), leased by China in 1898 for a 99-year period, and over 230 small islands; important entrepôt trade and manufacturing centre, esp for textiles and other consumer goods; university (1912). It retains its own currency, the Hong Kong dollar. Administrative centre: Victoria. Pop: 7 182 724 (2013 est). Area: 1046 sq km (404 sq miles)
an island in Hong Kong region, south of Kowloon Peninsula: contains the capital, Victoria. Pop: 1 337 800 (2001). Area: 75 sq km (29 sq miles)

Seychelles

/ (seɪˈʃɛl, -ˈʃɛlz) /

pl n

a group of volcanic islands in the W Indian Ocean: taken by the British from the French in 1744: became an independent republic within the Commonwealth in 1976, incorporating the British Indian Ocean Territory islands of Aldabra, Farquhar, and Desroches. Languages: Creole, English, and French. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: rupee. Capital: Victoria. Pop: 90 846 (2013 est). Area: 455 sq km (176 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for victoria
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for victoria

Hong Kong

Now a special administrative region of China; formerly a British colony, located on the south coast of China on the South China Sea, part of the Pacific Ocean.

Note

China ceded the island of Hong Kong to Britain in the nineteenth century. Hong Kong was returned to Chinese rule in 1997, when Britain's lease expired.

Note

One of the world's leading commercial centers, Hong Kong is home to many international corporate offices and a world-famous tailoring industry. China has given assurances that it will maintain Hong Kong's capitalistic (see capitalism) and democratic (see democracy) institutions.

British Columbia

Province in western Canada, bordered by Alberta to the east; Montana, Idaho, and Washington to the south; the Pacific Ocean to the west; and the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories to the north.

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