[vik-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr-]


having achieved a victory; conquering; triumphant: our victorious army.
of, relating to, or characterized by victory.

Nearby words

  1. victorianism,
  2. victoriate,
  3. victoriaville,
  4. victorine,
  5. victorio,
  6. victoriously,
  7. victorville,
  8. victory,
  9. victory garden,
  10. victory lap

Origin of victorious

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at victory, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for victorious



having defeated an adversarythe victorious nations
of, relating to, indicative of, or characterized by victorya victorious conclusion
Derived Formsvictoriously, adverbvictoriousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for victorious



late 14c., from Late Latin victoriosus "having many victories," from victoria (see victory). Related: Victoriously; victoriousness.

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