[ vik-tawr-ee-uh, for 3 also Spanish veek-taw-ryah ]
See synonyms for Victoria on
  1. the ancient Roman goddess of victory, identified with the Greek goddess Nike.

  2. 1819–1901, queen of Great Britain 1837–1901; empress of India 1876–1901.

  1. Gua·da·lupe [gwahd-l-oop, -oo-pee; Spanish gwah-thah-loo-pe] /ˌgwɑd lˈup, -ˈu pi; Spanish ˌgwɑ ðɑˈlu pɛ/ Manuel Félix Fernández, 1789–1843, Mexican military and political leader: first president of the republic 1824–29.

  2. To·más Lu·is de [taw-mahslwees de], /tɔˈmɑs lwis dɛ/, 1548–1611, Spanish composer.

  3. a state in southeastern Australia. 87,884 sq. mi. (227,620 sq. km). Capital: Melbourne.

  4. a seaport in and the capital of British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, in southwestern Canada.

  5. a city in southern Texas.

  6. a port in and the capital of the Seychelles.

  7. Lake Vic·to·ri·a, a lake in eastern central Africa, in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya: second largest freshwater lake in the world; source of the White Nile. About 26,828 sq. mi. (69,485 sq. km).: Also called Vic·to·ri·a Ny·an·za [vik-tawr-ee-uhnahy-an-zuh, nee-, nyahn-zah] /vɪkˈtɔr i ə naɪˈæn zə, ni-, ˈnyɑn zɑ/ .

  8. Mount Vic·to·ri·a, a mountain on eastern New Guinea, in southeastern Papua New Guinea, in the Owen Stanley mountain range. 13,240 feet (4,036 meters).

  9. a former name for a seaport in and the administrative and commercial center of Hong Kong, on the northern coast of Hong Kong Island, facing the seaport of Kowloon.

  10. victoria, a low, light, four-wheeled carriage with a calash top, a seat for two passengers, and a perch in front for the driver.

  11. victoria, an open touring car having a folding top that usually covers only the rear seat.

  12. victoria, any of several large-leaved water lilies of the genus Victoria.: Compare royal water lily.

  13. a female given name.

Words Nearby Victoria Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Victoria in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for victoria (1 of 4)


/ (vɪkˈtɔːrɪə) /

  1. a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with a folding hood, two passenger seats, and a seat in front for the driver

  2. Also called: victoria plum British a large sweet variety of plum, red and yellow in colour

  1. 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

Origin of victoria

C19: all named after Queen Victoria

British Dictionary definitions for Victoria (2 of 4)


/ (vɪkˈtɔːrɪə) /

  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  1. 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)

  2. the capital of the Seychelles, a port on NE Mahé. Pop: 25 500 (2004 est)

  3. 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

  4. Mount Victoria a mountain in SE Papua New Guinea: the highest peak of the Owen Stanley Range. Height: 4073 m (13 363 ft)

British Dictionary definitions for Victoria (3 of 4)


/ (vɪkˈtɔːrɪə) /

  1. 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

  2. (Spanish bikˈtorja) Tomás Luis de. ?1548–1611, Spanish composer of motets and masses in the polyphonic style

British Dictionary definitions for Victoria (4 of 4)


/ (vɪkˈtɔːrɪə) /

  1. the Roman goddess of victory: Greek counterpart: Nike

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012