Victoria Cross love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bronze Maltese cross, Britain's highest military award for conspicuous valor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A decoration founded by Queen Victoria in 1856, and awarded for acts of conspicuous bravery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Britain’s highest military award, a bronze Maltese cross - For Valour
  • noun Australia, New Zealand Australian and New Zealand's highest military award, awarded for valour.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a British military decoration for gallantry

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Victoria.]

Examples

  • "The Victoria Cross is a very special award, it has never been given lightly," Bob Butt, a spokesman for the Royal Canadian Legion, told CBC News on Monday.

    Nobody Wants

  • "The Victoria Cross is a very special award, it has never been given lightly," Bob Butt, a spokesman for the Royal Canadian Legion, told CBC News on Monday.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • She may not have known the difference between a platoon and a howitzer, and have conceived the woolliest notions of the nature of her son's command, but the Victoria Cross was a matter on which her ideas were both definite and correct.

    The Red Planet

  • '' The Victoria Cross is the highest form of recognition that can be bestowed on a service person for valour.

    The Canberra Times - Front Page

  • The Victoria Cross is the highest recognition for valour in the face of the enemy that can be given to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces of any rank in any service, and civilians under military command.

    Brits at their Best

  • While the name of Trooper Mark Donaldson VC was made public last week, this occurred because the Victoria Cross is the highest award in Australia and was released with Trooper Donaldson's concurrence.

    Australian Government Media Releases [All Portfolios]

  • The Victoria Cross is the highest recognition for valour in the face of the enemy that can be given to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces of any rank in any service, and civilians under military command.

    Brits at their Best

  • Introduced by Britain's Queen Victoria in 1856, the Victoria Cross is the highest military honor for countries that were once part of the British Empire.

    Kentucky.com: Homepage

  • The three Military Valour Decorations, namely the Victoria Cross, the Star of Military Valour and the Medal of Military Valour, were created by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, on January 1, 1993.

    Governor General Announces Military Decorations

  • The three Military Valour Decorations, namely the Victoria Cross, the Star of Military Valour and the Medal of Military Valour, were created by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, on January 1, 1993.

    Archive 2007-02-01

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