[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

Examples from the Web for victoriously

Historical Examples of victoriously

  • She was wild with joy when the war was victoriously concluded.

    The Heart of Nature

    Francis Younghusband

  • He displayed it victoriously to Lily, passed it over her face, reveled in his revenge.

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • He had taken its armor upon him, and he had borne it victoriously.

  • In our present day, "to bear the palm" means to come off victoriously.

  • Victoriously she coiled one arm round his neck and kissed him on the mouth.

    A Bed of Roses

    W. L. George

British Dictionary definitions for victoriously



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 victoriously



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper