American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One of a seafaring Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of northern and western Europe from the eighth through the tenth century.
- n. A Scandinavian.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rover or sea-robber belonging to one of the prodatory bands of Northmen who infosted the European seas during the eighth, ninth, and tenth centuries and made various settlements in the British Islands, France, etc. Viking has been frequently identified with sea-king, but the latter was a man connected with a royal race, who took by right the title of king when he assumed the command of men, although only of a ship's crew, whereas the former name is applicable to any member of the rover bands.
- n. by extension A stock character common in the fantasy genera, a barbarian, generally equipped with an ax and a helmet adorned with horns.
- n. American football A player on the Minnesota Vikings NFL team.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One belonging to the pirate crews from among the Northmen, who plundered the coasts of Europe in the eighth, ninth, and tenth centuries.
- n. any of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries
- A loan from Old Norse víkingr. Already in Old English as wīcing and Old Frisian witsing, wising, but extinct in Middle English and loaned anew in the 19th century. (Wiktionary)
- Old Norse vīkingr, perhaps from vīk, creek, inlet. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And every year some students build what they call a Viking house in the surrounding neighborhood.”
“Most significantly, the Viking is an amphibious vehicle, designed in Sweden primarily for amphibious operations and for their ability to move through swampy terrain, as well as snow.”
“The findings, some of which were presented in her dissertation last year, show that what we call the Viking Age, the years from 750-1050 A.D., was not a uniform period.”
“That Chiltern which she called her Viking, and which, with a woman's perversity, she had perhaps loved most of all, was but one expression of the other man of days gone by.”
“Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein's Viking is about men possessed with ruthless ambition who wield their obsessions like giant swords across the world around them.”
“Minnesota Vikings - The Vikings got it right as well trying to catch what a Viking is supposed to be.”
“They were among the massive crowd that poured out onto Paris 'most famous avenue for the finish — Norwegians in Viking helmets, flag-waving Britons and an American in a stars-and-stripes top hat among them.”
“They also tended to die without losing many teeth (carious and lost tooth rate was approx 2% in Viking areas, compared to about 10% in France over a lifetime, and note that in France the lifetime was half aslong).”
“Second: Double Viking is sharing a video of Star Trek scenes that look NSFW but really aren't.”
“At some point, Viking is going to publish a novel by an author named John C. Ford -- it was called THE MORGUE AND ME when I was considering the ms -- that combines a great noir-ish amateur sleuth mystery with an older YA very effectively.”
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