[vik-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr-]


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

Origin of victorious

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at victory, -ous
Related formsvic·to·ri·ous·ly, adverbvic·to·ri·ous·ness, nounpre·vic·to·ri·ous, adjectivequa·si-vic·to·ri·ous, adjectivequa·si-vic·to·ri·ous·ly, adverbsu·per·vic·to·ri·ous, adjectivesu·per·vic·to·ri·ous·ly, adverbsu·per·vic·to·ri·ous·ness, nounun·vic·to·ri·ous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for victorious

triumphant, champion, conquering, arrived

Examples from the Web for victorious

Contemporary Examples of victorious

Historical Examples of victorious

  • "Or any other man who ever bent a long-bow," cried his victorious adversary.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • It is not so correct to say that we shall be victorious as that we are so.

  • Naturally, this threat had no effect upon the victorious blacks.


    Theodor Hertzka

  • The victorious army of Aguilar is rapidly advancing against us.

    Gomez Arias

    Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso

  • The Christians paused for a moment in their victorious career.

    Gomez Arias

    Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper