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victor US English

A person who defeats an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition

Victor in Victrola US English

A kind of gramophone used particularly in the 1920s and 1930s

Hugo, Victor US English

(1802–85), French poet, novelist, and playwright; full name Victor-Marie Hugo. His belief that theater should express both the grotesque and the sublime of human existence overturned existing conventions. Notable works: Hernani (drama, 1830), Les Feuilles d’automne (poems, 1831), Notre-Dame de Paris (novel, 1831), and Les Misérables (novel, 1862)

Borge, Victor US English

(1909–2000), US pianist; born in Denmark. He was noted for his clowning while playing classical music. His one-man show, Comedy in Music, began an 849-performance run on Broadway in 1953

Horta, Victor US English

(1861–1947), Belgian architect. His work is notable for its innovative use of iron and glass, and he is considered the originator of Art Nouveau

Herbert, Victor US English

(1859–1924), US composer, conductor, and cellist; born in Ireland. Among his light operas, or operettas, are Babes in Toyland (1903) and Naughty Marietta (1910). He conducted the Pittsburgh Symphony 1889–1904

victor ludorum US English

A boy or man who is the overall champion in a sports competition, especially at a school or college

Victor Emmanuel II US English

(1820–78), ruler of the kingdom of Sardinia 1849–61 and first king of united Italy 1861–78. He hastened the drive toward Italian unification by appointing Cavour as premier of Piedmont in 1852. He added Venetia to the kingdom in 1866 and Rome in 1870

Gollancz, Sir Victor US English

(1893–1967), British publisher and philanthropist. A committed socialist, he founded the charity War on Want

Hess, Victor Francis US English

(1883–1964), US physicist; born in Austria; born Victor Franz Hess. He showed that some ionizing radiation (later termed cosmic rays) was extraterrestrial in origin but did not come from the sun. Nobel Prize for Physics (1936), shared with Carl D. Anderson

Victor Emmanuel III US English

(1869–1947), last king of Italy 1900–46. He invited Mussolini to form a government in 1922 and lost all political power. After the loss of Sicily to the Allies in 1943, he acted to dismiss Mussolini and conclude an armistice

Vigny, Alfred Victor US English

Comte de (1797–1863), French poet, novelist, and playwright. His poetry reveals his faith in “man’s unconquerable mind.”

de Broglie, Louis-Victor US English

Prince (1892–1987), French physicist. He was the first to suggest that subatomic particles can also have the properties of waves, and his name is now applied to such a wave. Nobel Prize for Physics (1929)

Goldschmidt, Victor Moritz US English

(1888–1947), Swiss-born Norwegian chemist. Considered the founder of modern geochemistry, he carried out fundamental work on crystal structure, suggesting a law relating it to chemical composition

Appleton, Sir Edward Victor US English

(1892–1965), English physicist. He discovered a region of ionized gases (the Appleton layer) in the atmosphere above the Heaviside or E layer. Nobel Prize for Physics (1947)

Victor-Marie Hugo in Hugo, Victor US English

(1802–85), French poet, novelist, and playwright; full name Victor-Marie Hugo. His belief that theater should express both the grotesque and the sublime of human existence overturned existing conventions. Notable works: Hernani (drama, 1830), Les Feuilles d’automne (poems, 1831), Notre-Dame de Paris (novel, 1831), and Les Misérables (novel, 1862)

Eugene Victor Debs in Debs, Eugene V. US English

(1855–1926), US labor union leader; full name Eugene Victor Debs. A founding member of the International Labor Union and the Industrial Workers of the World, he ran for the US presidency five times as the Socialist Party candidate

Victor Franz Hess in Hess, Victor Francis US English

(1883–1964), US physicist; born in Austria; born Victor Franz Hess. He showed that some ionizing radiation (later termed cosmic rays) was extraterrestrial in origin but did not come from the sun. Nobel Prize for Physics (1936), shared with Carl D. Anderson

Victor Sawdon Pritchett in Pritchett, Sir V. S. US English

(1900–97), English writer and critic; full name Victor Sawdon Pritchett. His short-story collections include The Spanish Virgin and Other Stories (1930). Pritchett is also noted for his novels, such as Mr. Beluncle (1951), and for his autobiographies, A Cab at the Door (1968) and Midnight Oil (1973). His critical works include The Living Novel (1946)

Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix in Delacroix, Eugène US English

(1798–1863), French painter; full name Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix. The chief painter of the French romantic school, he is known for his use of vivid color, free drawing, and sometimes violent subject matter

Patrick Victor Martindale White in White, Patrick US English

(1912–90), Australian novelist, born in Britain; full name Patrick Victor Martindale White. He is noted for the novels The Tree of Man (1955) and Voss (1957). Nobel Prize for Literature (1973)

Juan Carlos Victor María de Borbón y Borbón in Juan Carlos US English

(1938-), king of Spain 1975-; full name Juan Carlos Victor María de Borbón y Borbón; grandson of Alfonso XIII. Franco’s chosen successor, he became king after Franco’s death. His reign has seen Spain’s increasing liberalization and its entry into NATO and the European Community

Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten in Mountbatten, Louis US English

1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–79), British admiral and administrator, uncle of Britain’s Prince Philip; full name Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten. He was supreme Allied commander in Southeast Asia 1943–45; after the war, he was the last viceroy 1947 and first governor general of India 1947–48. He was killed by an IRA bomb while on his yacht

victor US Thesaurus

to the victors go all the sponsorship opportunities

victor English-Spanish

vencedor,

esto es obra de Víctor in obra Spanish-English

this is Víctor's doing

we commissioned Victor to paint the portrait in commission English-Spanish

le encargamos a Victor que pintara el retrato