[vik-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-; for 3 also Spanish beek-taw-ryah]
the ancient Roman goddess of victory, identified with the Greek goddess Nike.
1819–1901, queen of Great Britain 1837–1901; empress of India 1876–1901.
Guadalupe [gwahd-l-oop, -oo-pee; Spanish gwah-thah-loo-pe] , (Manuel Félix Fernández) 1789–1843, Mexican military and political leader: first president of the republic 1824–29.
Tomás Luis de [taw-mahs lwees de] , 1548–1611, Spanish composer.
Also called Hong Kong, Xianggang. a seaport in and the capital of the Hong Kong colony, on the N coast of Hong Kong island, facing the seaport of Kowloon.
a state in SE Australia. 87,884 sq. mi. (227,620 sq. km). Capital: Melbourne.
a seaport in and the capital of British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, in SW Canada.
a city in S Texas.
a former name of Nyanda.
a port in and the capital of the Seychelles.
Also called Victoria Nyanza. a lake in E central Africa, in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya: second largest freshwater lake in the world; source of the White Nile. About 26,828 sq. mi. (69,485 sq. km).
a mountain on E New Guinea, in SE Papua New Guinea, in the Owen Stanley Range. 13,240 feet (4036 meters).
(lowercase) a low, light, four-wheeled carriage with a calash top, a seat for two passengers, and a perch in front for the driver.
(lowercase) an open touring car having a folding top that usually covers only the rear seat.
(lowercase) any of several large-leaved water lilies of the genus Victoria. Compare royal water lily.
a female given name. Unabridged

British Columbia

a province in W Canada on the Pacific coast. 366,255 sq. mi. (948,600 sq. km). Capital: Victoria.

British Columbian, noun


[sey-shel, -shelz]
noun (used with a plural verb)
a republic consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, NE of Madagascar: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 175 sq. mi. (455 sq. km). Capital: Victoria. Unabridged
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British Columbia
BC a province of W Canada, on the Pacific coast: largely mountainous with extensive forests, rich mineral resources, and important fisheries. Capital: Victoria. Pop: 4 196 383 (2004 est). Area: 930 532 sq km (359 279 sq miles)

Seychelles (seɪˈʃɛl, -ˈʃɛlz)
pl n
a group of volcanic islands in the W Indian Ocean: taken by the British from the French in 1744: became an independent republic within the Commonwealth in 1976, incorporating the British Indian Ocean Territory islands of Aldabra, Farquhar, and Desroches. Languages: Creole, English, and French. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: rupee. Capital: Victoria. Pop: 81 000 (2003 est). Area: 455 sq km (176 sq miles)

victoria (vɪkˈtɔːrɪə)
1.  a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with a folding hood, two passenger seats, and a seat in front for the driver
2.  (Brit) Also called: victoria plum a large sweet variety of plum, red and yellow in colour
3.  any South American giant water lily of the genus Victoria, having very large floating leaves and large white, red, or pink fragrant flowers: family Nymphaeaceae
[C19: all named after Queen Victoria]

Victoria1 (vɪkˈtɔːrɪə)
1.  a state of SE Australia: part of New South Wales colony until 1851; semiarid in the northwest, with the Great Dividing Range in the centre and east and the Murray River along the N border. Capital: Melbourne. Pop: 4 947 985 (2003 est). Area: 227 620 sq km (87 884 sq miles)
2.  Lake Victoria, Victoria Nyanza a lake in East Africa, in Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya, at an altitude of 1134 m (3720 ft): the largest lake in Africa and second largest in the world; drained by the Victoria Nile. Area: 69 485 sq km (26 828 sq miles)
3.  a port in SW Canada, capital of British Columbia, on Vancouver Island: founded in 1843 by the Hudson's Bay Company; made capital of British Columbia in 1868; university (1963). Pop: 288 346 (2001)
4.  the capital of the Seychelles, a port on NE Mahé. Pop: 25 500 (2004 est)
5.  an urban area in S China, part of Hong Kong, on N Hong Kong Island: financial and administrative district; university (1911); the name tends not to be used officially since reunification of Hong Kong with China in 1997
6.  Mount Victoria a mountain in SE Papua New Guinea: the highest peak of the Owen Stanley Range. Height: 4073 m (13 363 ft)

Victoria2 (vɪkˈtɔːrɪə)
1.  1819--1901, queen of the United Kingdom (1837--1901) and empress of India (1876--1901). She married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1840). Her sense of vocation did much to restore the prestige of the British monarchy
2.  Tomás Luis de. ?1548--1611, Spanish composer of motets and masses in the polyphonic style

Victoria3 (vɪkˈtɔːrɪə)
Greek counterpart: Nike the Roman goddess of victory

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British Columbia definition

Province in western Canada, bordered by Alberta to the east; Montana, Idaho, and Washington to the south; the Pacific Ocean to the west; and the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories to the north.

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French carriage, named for Queen Victoria at least by 1844, and renowned for its elegance. It was first imported into England by the Prince of Wales in 1869, where it rapidly gained popularity. It was usually pulled by one or two horses

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Example sentences for Victoria
Her majesty queen victoria, granted the college the right to use the prefix
For example her royal highness crown princess victoria of the kingdom of
These two stations broadcast relayed services throughout regional victoria.
Both the king and queen were fond of their niece, princess victoria of kent.
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