victor

The victor is the winner of a contest, usually one that requires physical skills or strength, like in battle or sports. Calling someone the victor implies that he or she triumphed in a difficult competition.

The origin of the noun victor is in the Latin word vincere, meaning “conquer.” If you conquer your opponents, in a weekend-long chess showdown, the wrestling match, the beauty contest, the debate, or a 5K run, you are the victor. It means you won — victory is yours. Whenever an opponent is defeated, the winner is the victor.

Definitions of victor
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n a combatant who is able to defeat rivals

Synonyms:
master, superior
Examples:
Alexander the Great
king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)
Types:
conqueror, vanquisher
someone who is victorious by force of arms
subjugator
a conqueror who defeats and enslaves
Type of:
battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper
someone who fights (or is fighting)

n the contestant who wins the contest

Synonyms:
winner
Antonyms:
also-ran, loser
a contestant who loses the contest
Types:
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contestee
a winner (of a race or an election etc.) whose victory is contested
medalist, medallist
someone who has won a medal
upsetter
an unexpected winner; someone who defeats the favorite competitor
walloper
a winner by a wide margin
Type of:
contestant
a person who participates in competitions

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