Definition of victorious in US English:

victorious

adjective

  • 1Having won a victory; triumphant.

    ‘a victorious army’
    ‘the team defied the odds and emerged victorious’
    • ‘And then he put the tiny cellular phone back in his pocket and jumped in triumph, like a victorious athlete.’
    • ‘I have conquered the simultaneous equation, and emerged victorious from the forests of factorising.’
    • ‘Ye shall see them at rule, at victorious armies, at all the joy; and there shall be in them a joy a million times greater than this.’
    • ‘The medals will be presented to the victorious Junior Championship Shield winners from last year.’
    • ‘Our host was victorious in the second game and came close to triumphing in the last.’
    • ‘No victorious so-called army hands over weapons to a commission established by its enemy.’
    • ‘Last year they were victorious five times during the whole Reebok campaign, and have won just twice so far this season.’
    • ‘His young audience was the victorious Minor team who had won the County Down Minor Championships.’
    • ‘He pledged that if his heavily outnumbered army were victorious, he would make St Andrew the patron saint of his people.’
    • ‘Residents are hoping to prove victorious for a second time in their campaign to block a housing development.’
    • ‘Finally, they realized that they would have to get the army within the city to be victorious.’
    • ‘Named player of the championship, he was one of the victorious Army team that won the championship.’
    • ‘The Red Army emerged victorious, and the Bolsheviks assumed total control of the country.’
    • ‘You are victorious, you are triumphant, that is how it should be, and that is how it will be.’
    • ‘It was the second time he has won a British championship race having being victorious last year in the Brecon Beacons.’
    • ‘In 1648 he was again victorious over a Habsburg army under Archduke Leopold Wilhelm at Lens.’
    • ‘The guest panel judges the menus to determine who is victorious and who is vanquished.’
    • ‘That obsessiveness is what is required in the modern, successful, consistently victorious athlete.’
    • ‘Of course the criminals with victorious armies needn't worry too much yet, but stay tuned.’
    • ‘His victorious army reclaimed the Greek-occupied areas in Asia Minor in 1922.’
    triumphant, conquering, vanquishing, winning, champion, successful, top, first, second to none
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    1. 1.1 Of or characterized by victory.
      ‘he'd participated in the victorious campaigns of the Franco-Prussian War’
      • ‘The England rugby union team sported skin tight shirts during their victorious World Cup campaign.’
      • ‘In the Feast of the first fruits, three days later, we see Christ's victorious conquest of the grave on the first day of the week.’
      • ‘I pushed him off me as hard as I could, a victorious smile painted in my mind as he lay flat on the ground.’
      • ‘The NuJ at Emap has fought a four-year campaign for recognition which was victorious in April.’
      • ‘A campaign to block a housing development has proved victorious for the second time.’
      • ‘The Saxon title was offered to a duke in Saxony called Maurice and the title would be his at the end of a victorious campaign.’
      • ‘The applause intensified as a beaming Amir appeared on-screen, his arms raised aloft in a victorious stance.’
      • ‘Now I know my glorious Father for whom we fight this victorious war will be angry!’
      • ‘How do we resolve that if he persists in claiming this as his victorious right?’
      • ‘Last season Makelele missed only two games in Chelsea's victorious Premiership campaign.’
      • ‘He teases the country for its narcissism involving their victorious past.’
      • ‘Trish sits back in her seat, a small victorious smile playing about her face.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French victorious, from Latin victoriosus, from victoria (see victory).

Pronunciation

victorious

/vikˈtôrēəs//vɪkˈtɔriəs/