Definitions

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

  • noun One who defeats an adversary; the winner in a fight, battle, contest, or struggle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To play the victor; exult.
  • noun One who wins in a contest of any kind; one who vanquishes another in any struggle, especially in war; one who defeats an enemy in battle; a conqueror.
  • noun One who ruins or destroys; a destroyer.
  • noun Synonyms 1. Victor, Conqueror. A victor differs from a, conqueror inasmuchas the latter achieves a complete success and conquers his opponent perhaps after a scries of victories, while the victor is so called because of his success in a single or a particular contest, which may be otherwise barren of result to him. Victor is also applied to one who gains the day in a personal contest or competition, as in a race.
  • Victorious.

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

  • adjective Victorious.
  • noun The winner in a contest; one who gets the better of another in any struggle; esp., one who defeats an enemy in battle; a vanquisher; a conqueror; -- often followed by at, rarely by of.
  • noun R. & Poetic A destroyer.

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

  • noun The winner in a fight or contest.
  • noun The letter V in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

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

  • noun a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
  • noun the contestant who wins the contest

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French victeur, from Latin victor, from victus, past participle of vincere, to conquer; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Borrowed from Latin victor ("a conqueror").

Examples

  • The suffix - tor (- sor), Fem. - trīx, denotes _the agent_; as, -- victor, victrīx, _victor_; dēfēnsor, _defender_.

    New Latin Grammar

  • In almost every case the victor is the person who physically won the altercation, and this person often enjoys the esteem and respect of onlookers.

    The Code of the Streets

  • In almost every case the victor is the person who physically won the altercation, and this person often enjoys the esteem and respect of onlookers.

    The Code of the Streets

  • It always takes two; the "ripped" and the "ripper", the "victim" and the "victor". (the victor is not such to the victim, but certainly to his friends and family!).

    Ripped off Prevention Tactics

  • It always takes two; the "ripped" and the "ripper", the "victim" and the "victor". (the victor is not such to the victim, but certainly to his friends and family!).

    Ripped off Prevention Tactics

  • The film was also a big step forward in the careers of Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and Seth Rogen (although I wish Romany Malco could find the same success), but the biggest victor is Apatow who transformed the brilliance of his television shows into two hours of comedy that finally brought the writer/director/producer the widespread respect and adulation he always deserved.

    Matt’s Top 20 Films of the 2000s – Collider.com

  • If the victor is lucky, a seven-second highlight might appear somewhere in the evening news.

    Ed Miliband draws first blood at PMQs

  • It always takes two; the "ripped" and the "ripper", the "victim" and the "victor". (the victor is not such to the victim, but certainly to his friends and family!).

    Ripped off Prevention Tactics

  • It always takes two; the "ripped" and the "ripper", the "victim" and the "victor". (the victor is not such to the victim, but certainly to his friends and family!).

    Ripped off Prevention Tactics

  • It always takes two; the "ripped" and the "ripper", the "victim" and the "victor". (the victor is not such to the victim, but certainly to his friends and family!).

    Ripped off Prevention Tactics

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