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victor

[vik-ter] /ˈvɪk tər/
noun
1.
a person who has overcome or defeated an adversary; conqueror.
2.
a winner in any struggle or contest.
3.
a word used in communications to represent the letter V.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Latin, equivalent to vic-, variant stem of vincere to conquer + -tor -tor

Victor

[vik-ter] /ˈvɪk tər/
noun
1.
an ancient Roman epithet variously applied to Jupiter, Mars, and Hercules.
2.
Military. the NATO name for a class of nuclear-powered Soviet attack submarines.
3.
a male given name.

Victor I

noun
1.
Saint, pope a.d. 189–198.

Victor II

noun
1.
(Gebhard) 1018–57, German ecclesiastic: pope 1055–57.

Victor III

noun
1.
(Dauferius) 1027–87, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1086–87.
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  • Almost all their supporters will back the primary's victor.
  • In contrast with previous computer-industry battles, a single victor seems unlikely this time around.
  • The staff of a losing campaign are a lot more ready and able to speak frankly than the staff of the victor.
  • Whoever is proclaimed the victor may have trouble establishing their legitimacy.
British Dictionary definitions for victor

victor

/ˈvɪktə/
noun
1.
  1. a person, nation, etc, that has defeated an adversary in war, etc
  2. (as modifier): the victor army
2.
the winner of any contest, conflict, or struggle
Word Origin
C14: from Latin, from vincere to conquer

Victor

/ˈvɪktə/
noun
1.
(communications) a code word for the letter v
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Word Origin and History for victor
n.

mid-14c., from Latin victorem (nominative victor) "a conqueror," agent noun from past participle stem of vincere "to conquer," from PIE root *weik- "to fight, conquer" (cf. Lithuanian apveikiu "to subdue, overcome," Old Church Slavonic veku "strength, power, age," Old Norse vigr "able in battle," Old English wigan "fight," Welsh gwych "brave, energetic," Old Irish fichim "I fight," second element in Celtic Ordovices "those who fight with hammers").

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