• WordNet 3.6
    • n victor a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
    • n victor the contestant who wins the contest
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Paul Quincy Randolph Shermasn Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorft Sr.
    • Victor A destroyer. "Fire, the destructor and the artificial death of things.""There, victor of his health, of fortune, friends,
      And fame, this lord of useless thousands ends."
    • Victor The winner in a contest; one who gets the better of another in any struggle; esp., one who defeats an enemy in battle; a vanquisher; a conqueror; -- often followed by at, rarely by of. "In love, the victors from the vanquished fly;
      They fly that wound, and they pursue that die."
    • a Victor Victorious. "The victor Greeks."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Mai Tai cocktail was created in 1945 by Victor Bergeron, the genius of rum, also known as Trader Vic. The drink got its name when he served it to two friends from Tahiti, who exclaimed "Maitai roa ae!," which in Tahitian means "Out of this world the best!"
    • n victor One who wins in a contest of any kind; one who vanquishes another in any struggle, especially in war; one who defeats an enemy in battle; a conqueror.
    • n victor One who ruins or destroys; a destroyer.
    • n victor Synonyms 1. Victor, Conqueror. A victor differs from a, conqueror inasmuchas the latter achieves a complete success and conquers his opponent perhaps after a scries of victories, while the victor is so called because of his success in a single or a particular contest, which may be otherwise barren of result to him. Victor is also applied to one who gains the day in a personal contest or competition, as in a race.
    • victor Victorious.
    • victor To play the victor; exult.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Victor Hugo's Les Miserables contains one of the longest sentences in the French language 823 words without a period.
    • n Victor vik′tor one who conquers on any particular occasion: one who defeats in battle: a winner
    • adjs Victor relating to victory: superior in contest: having overcome an enemy: producing or indicating victory
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  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he that gets the most out of life.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The victor belongs to the spoils.”
  • Harriet Woods
    Harriet Woods
    “You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. victor, fr. vincere, victum, to vanquish, to conquer. See Vanquish
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—vincĕre, victum, to conquer.


In literature:

The victors had become victims, and the vanquished were avenged.
"With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back" by Edward P. Lowry
Victor Shelton was the first to awake.
"Deerfoot in The Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
His step was firm and quick, and he walked almost like a victor.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Hundreds fell before the arms of the victors.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The victor was deemed to have right on his side, and judgment was given accordingly.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
He could see the reflection of Victor's face perfectly.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
On July 28, Dom Pedro was able to enter Lisbon as a victor.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The fugitive from Paros, and the victor of Marathon, were two very different persons.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
The defeated lost six hundred of their men, besides twelve captains and other officers; the victors, only fifteen killed and twelve wounded.
"The Vaudois of Piedmont" by John Napper Worsfold
My first notions of Victor Hugo were associated with the sea.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys

In poetry:

"Now again I come, and find thee
Yet with courage high,
So that, though my arms can bind thee,
Victor thou, not I.
"Mon-Daw-Min" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
But soon we saw the victor stand
Beside, in sorrow drown'd;
And soon Sir Philip took the hand,
Which gave the deadly wound.
"Edgar And Ellen" by Matilda Betham
Victor came to the river
Running so deep and so still:
Crying; 'O Father, what shall I do?'
And the river answered, 'Kill'.
"Victor" by W H Auden
"Nile, that now with life-blood tidest,
And in gorgeous cold subsidest,
Richer than our victor tread
Stirred in far Hydaspes' bed;
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Yea, little victors, who never fought;
And crowned, though ye never ran the race,
His blood your innocent lives hath bought,
And ye stand before Him and see His face!
"A Baby's Death" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Loud wept both friend and foeman then,
Checked was the victor's glow;
The count cheered thus his knights again—
"My son is like all other men,—
March, children, 'gainst the foe!"
"Count Eberhard, The Groaner Of Wurtembert. A War Song" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Victor S Hagan becomes the 47th commanding officer of Letterkenny Army Depot.
Victor Cohen Stuart's Latest Paintings Take on a Decidedly Musical Quality.
(VICTOR) – One person was killed in a house.
Victor Martinez has follow-up MRI.
ST PETERSBURG, Fla. Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez has undergone a follow-up MRI that shows improvement in his injured left knee.
Cops say 29-year old Victor Calderon, also known as Victor Garcia is a real low life.
Victor Scargle, Go Fish, St Helena, CA.
Victor Ruiz Caballero for The New York Times.
IN EFFECT UNTIL SEP 5, 5:00 a.m. Victor Kennedy as a 16 year-old New Jersey State Guardsman.
A, Prof, Dr Victor J Dzau MD.
Last year, the annual pack burro race saw its first female victor.
America's victors at the London 2012 Games.
Buzz Under the Stars, Dethklok, Lamb of God, Victor Wooten, Jay Mohr , and other incoming artists.
OXNARD, Calif – Receiver Jesse Holley (hamstring) and linbacker Victor Butler (neck) are sitting out the afternoon practice with minor injuries, Wade Phillips said.
On offense, it's Victor Cruz.

In science:

For example Victor may prepare photons in particular polarisation states and then check if they are still in the same states after teleportation [4,5].
Interferometric Tests of Teleportation
This refers to Abdus Salam and Victor Ogievetsky.
Introduction to "The Supersymmetric World: The Beginnings of The Theory"
Theorem 0.2 answers a question which was raised to us by Victor Guillemin.
Isoscattering on surfaces
He would also like to thank Victor Guillemin for his interest, and Peter Perry for his suggestion to pursue these questions in the context of the paper [BJP].
Isoscattering on surfaces
This work was supported by the Australian Research Council. I wish to thank Victor Flambaum for numerous discussions, and K.T.
Z alpha expansion for self-energy radiative corrections to parity nonconservation in atoms