• WordNet 3.6
    • adj victorious experiencing triumph
    • adj victorious having won "the victorious entry","the winning team"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Duquesne Victorious over Ruyter—446a Duquesne Victorious over Ruyter—446a
Touching the match to victory Touching the match to victory

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word Nike comes from Greek Mythology. Nike is the goddess of victory and was often depicted as a small winged figure whom the goddess Athene carried
    • a Victorious Of or pertaining to victory, or a victor; being a victor; bringing or causing a victory; conquering; winning; triumphant; as, a victorious general; victorious troops; a victorious day. "But I shall rise victorious , and subdue
      My vanquisher."
      "Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On December 17 1991, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Miami Heat 148-80, the largest margin of victory in an NBA game
    • victorious Conquering; triumphant; having conquered in any conquest or in battle; having overcome an antagonist or enemy.
    • victorious Of or pertaining to victory; characterized or signalized by victory.
    • victorious Emblematic of conquest; denoting victory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At Will's first competition he competes with the sword, and after his first victory Jeff gives a little speech which recieves no response until one of Will's friends cheers. this was a mistake none of the extras spoke english and so missed their cue to start cheering, and needed a reminder from one of the lead actors. This scene was going to be shot but the director decided this was better than what they had planned.
    • adjs Victorious relating to victory: superior in contest: having overcome an enemy: producing or indicating victory
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Character is a victory, not a gift.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    “It must be peace without victory; only a peace between equals can last.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Wherever work is done, victory is attained.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “No matter how often you are defeated, you are born to victory.”
  • Ferdinand Foch
    Ferdinand Foch
    “The will to conquer is the first condition of victory.”


Hollow victory - A hollow victory is where someone wins something in name, but are seen not to have gained anything by winning.
Landslide victory - A landslide victory is a victory in an election by a very large margin.
Pyrrhic victory - A Pyrrhic victory is one that causes the victor to suffer so much to achieve it that it isn't worth winning.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. victoriosus,: cf. F. victorieux,. See Victory
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—vincĕre, victum, to conquer.


In literature:

They found the defect, fired the train anew, and soon a terrible upheaval of earth gave the signal to march to victory.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
But as the sun rose on the morning of the 4th of May, behold, the rebels had vanished, and with them our hopes of a brilliant victory!
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
Remembering old comradeship, old battlefields, old defeats, old victories, we shall still be friends.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Paul Jones and his Naval Victory.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Unseen Foes and Their Victory.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
It was so after the victory of 1844; and it was destined to be so after the victory of 1852.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Victory had once more settled on the standards of the British army.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
At last Aristodemus, despairing of victory, went to his beloved daughter's tomb, and there killed himself.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
If Hampden was gone, Pym remained; and while weaker men despaired Pym was toiling night and day to organize a future victory.
"History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Charles affected to be filled with grief in view of the victories of his generals, and pretended that they acted without his orders.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord

In poetry:

Ye who have from Brandy fled!
Ye whom Gin has often led!
Welcome are ye, from the dead!
Glorious victory!
"Address To Washingtonians" by John Pierpont
Loud sang the angels to God's praise
In chorus high,
When thou hadst crowned thy lengthen'd days
In victory!
"In Memoriam, On The Late Right Reverend Richard Allen, First Bishop Of The A. M. E. Church" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Who hath conquered death and hell;
Captive led captivity;
Always doing, all things well;
Giving us the victory!"
"On The Death Of Elizabeth Scott" by David John Scott
And I know He'd not forget me,
When the day of peace appears,
I should share with Him the victory
Of all the volunteers.
"A Rainy Day in Camp" by Anonymous Americas
But I whose creed is only death
Do not prize their victory;
I know that my life is but a breath
On the glass of eternity.
"Envoi" by Thomas MacDonagh
A victory. . . . Ah! what care I?
A thousand victories are vain.
Here in my ruined home I cry
From out my black despair and pain,
I'd rather, rather damned defeat,
And have my man with me again.
"The Wife" by Robert W Service

In news:

Goupille's penalty-killing prowess leads to Negaunee victory over Lapeer in Alpena .
Tiger Woods was ending a 30-month victory drought with his triumph at Bay Hill.
The rise of Arthur Ashe in tennis, crowned by his Wimbledon victory in 1975, took on the stature of a fable.
The Miami Heat LeBron James celebrates victory in the NBA Finals after the NBA Finals game between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder on June 21, 2012 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
How black, Latino and Asian American voters delivered Obama's victory.
For once, coach Chan Gailey found it a lot easier going over the blemishes in team meetings on Friday, because the Bills were coming off a 19-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Mustangs were flying out of showrooms, and the Ferrari-killing GT40 won its first victory at Le Mans.
Umenyiora left MetLife Stadium immediately after the 41-27 victory over Cleveland to be with his 5-year-old son, Tijani.
So there's really only one place left for him to be victorious: the Not My Job game.
Manu Ginobili left the game with a cut ear after a collision with Sacramento's Tyreke Evans early in the fourth quarter of the Spurs' victory over the Kings.
Young stars as Wildcats pick up State play-in game victory.
He said after the A's 2-0 victory over Detroit on Tuesday night in Game 3 of their American League Division Series.
So You Think (NZ) notched the 10th group I victory of his career when he stormed to a 2 1/4-length win over.
Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant celebrates his tiebreaking 3-pointer which catapulted the Thunder to a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday night.
Breathless finish ends with Hanratty's shot for 52-50 victory over Auburn Mountainview.

In science:

Consequently, we have to define the conditions under which two potential paths neutralize each other, and when one is victorious.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
The shaman declares victory: his prediction turned out to be correct, while Sophie’s was incorrect (it was off by 0.134 seconds).
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
Jack in the Victory building, room A, can be represented as course (logic, monday, 9, 11, jack, victory, a). Using structured data, we can define a four-argument version of this fact as course (logic, time(monday, 9, 11),lecturer(jack), location(victory, a)).
Overcoming Misleads In Logic Programs by Redefining Negation
Congress, one fixing a Republican victory in the presidential election and one fixing a Democratic win; both are compared to a variable measuring each respondent’s “unconditional” preference over partisan control of Congress (that is, without conditioning on executive control).
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
The market crashed, and just before Wellington’s men arrived with the news of victory, Rothschild signaled his agents to buy all available consuls, at a fraction of their original price.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems