Definitions

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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or belonging to the period of the reign of Queen Victoria.
  • adjective Relating to or displaying the standards or ideals of morality regarded as characteristic of the time of Queen Victoria.
  • adjective Being in the highly ornamented, massive style of architecture, decor, and furnishings popular in 19th-century England.
  • noun A person belonging to or exhibiting characteristics typical of the Victorian period.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the reign of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, which began in 1837: as, the Victorian literature; the Victorian crown (see first cut under crown).
  • Pertaining to Victoria in Australia
  • noun One living in the reign of Queen Victoria, especially an author.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the reign of Queen Victoria of England.
  • adjective See Dionysian period, under Dyonysian.

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

  • adjective Of, or relating to the reign of Queen Victoria or of that period.
  • adjective Of, or displaying the supposed standards or ideals of morality of that period.
  • adjective Of the style of architecture or furnishings of that period.
  • adjective Of, or relating to the state of Victoria in Australia.
  • noun A person living, or born in that period, or exhibiting characteristics of the Victorian period.
  • noun A person from the state of Victoria in Australia

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

  • noun a person who lived during the reign of Victoria
  • adjective of or relating to Queen Victoria of Great Britain or to the age in which she ruled
  • adjective typical of the moral standards or conduct of the age of Queen Victoria
  • adjective exaggeratedly proper

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Examples

  • VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS How people from the Victorian era decorated for Christmas, with a tour of the White House of the Confederacy.

    Events and Commemorations

  • VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS How people from the Victorian era decorated for Christmas, with a tour of the White House of the Confederacy.

    Events and Commemorations

  • VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS How people from the Victorian era decorated for Christmas, with a tour of the White House of the Confederacy.

    Events and Commemorations

  • VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS How people from the Victorian era decorated for Christmas, with a tour of the White House of the Confederacy.

    Events and Commemorations

  • VICTORIAN MOTHER'S DAY TEA PARTY, learn the rituals and etiquette of the Victorian era and Queen Victoria's observations on tea and motherhood.

    Fairfax County community events, May 6 to 13, 2010

  • One of the best historical anthologies has been reprinted with a semi-new title: _The Oxford Book of Victorian Detective Stories_ (Oxford University Press, $17.95), edited by Michael Cox, first published in 1992 as _Victorian Tales of Mystery and Detection.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • It was undertaken after frequent suggestions from readers of “Poets of America, ” and bears to that volume the relation borne by “A Victorian Anthology” to “Victorian Poets.

    0 Introduction. Stedman, Edmund Clarence, ed. 1900. An American Anthology, 1787-1900

  • Born and raised in the Anglosphere middle class of the 1890s Dorothy in upstate New York, Rebecca outside London, they decided early on that living authentically meant breaking free of the web of social conventions summed up by the phrase "Victorian morality."

    Parallel Lives

  • I recently encountered the term Victorian "blood" novels, but I am having no luck figuring out what they are.

    Halloween Historical Horrorama

  • ‡ The term Victorian today sometimes recalls Queen Victoria’s stands on personal moral issues and may suggest prudery or a moral self-satisfaction.

    Victoria, Queen

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