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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Vic•to•ri•avɪkˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-(n.)

  1. 1819–1901, queen of Great Britain 1837–1901; empress of India 1876–1901.

    Category: Biography

  2. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Also called Hong Kong. 2

  3. a state in SE Australia. 4,502,200; 87,884 sq. mi. (227,620 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Melbourne.

  4. the capital of British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, in SW Canada. 66,303.

    Category: Geography (places)

  5. a city in S Texas. 55,330.

    Category: Geography (places)

  6. the capital of the Seychelles. 23,000.

    Category: Geography (places)

  7. Lake.

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Also called Victoria Nyanza.

  8. (l.c.) a low, light, four-wheeled carriage with a calash top, a seat for two passengers, and a perch in front for the driver.

    Category: Transportation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Victoria, Queen Victoria(noun)

    queen of Great Britain and Ireland and empress of India from 1837 to 1901; the last Hanoverian ruler of England (1819-1901)

  2. Victoria(noun)

    (Roman mythology) goddess of victory; counterpart of Greek Nike

  3. Victoria, Victoria Falls(noun)

    a waterfall in the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia; diminishes seasonally

  4. Victoria(noun)

    a town in southeast Texas to the southeast of San Antonio

  5. Victoria, capital of Seychelles(noun)

    port city and the capital of Seychelles

  6. Victoria(noun)

    a state in southeastern Australia

  7. Victoria(noun)

    capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia on Vancouver Island

Wiktionary

  1. Victoria(ProperNoun)

    The Roman goddess of victory; equivalent to the Greek goddess Nike.

  2. Victoria(ProperNoun)

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  3. Victoria(ProperNoun)

    A monarch named Queen Victoria, especially Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (reigned 1837-1901).

  4. Victoria(ProperNoun)

    One of the six states of Australia, situated in the south-eastern part of the continent, with its capital at Melbourne.

  5. Victoria(ProperNoun)

    The British colony in what is now the Australian state of Victoria.

  6. Victoria(ProperNoun)

    The capital of Seychelles.

  7. Victoria(ProperNoun)

    Provincial capital of British Columbia (Canada).

  8. Victoria(ProperNoun)

    Main town of the federal territory of Labuan (Malaysia).

  9. Victoria(ProperNoun)

    Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa.

  10. Victoria(ProperNoun)

    The City of Victoria, a settlement in Hong Kong often referred to as its capital

  11. Victoria(ProperNoun)

    , an asteroid.

  12. victoria(Noun)

    A type of carriage.

  13. Origin: Named after Queen Victoria

Webster Dictionary

  1. Victoria(noun)

    a genus of aquatic plants named in honor of Queen Victoria. The Victoria regia is a native of Guiana and Brazil. Its large, spreading leaves are often over five feet in diameter, and have a rim from three to five inches high; its immense rose-white flowers sometimes attain a diameter of nearly two feet

  2. Victoria(noun)

    a kind of low four-wheeled pleasure carriage, with a calash top, designed for two persons and the driver who occupies a high seat in front

  3. Victoria(noun)

    an asteroid discovered by Hind in 1850; -- called also Clio

Freebase

  1. Victoria

    Victoria is a state in the south-east of Australia. Geographically the smallest mainland state, Victoria is bordered by New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, the Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, and South Australia to the west. Australia's most densely-populated state, most of Victoria's population is concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip, including the capital and largest city, Melbourne, which is also Australia's second-largest city overall. Prior to European settlement, the area now constituting Victoria was inhabited by a large number of Aboriginal peoples, collectively known as the Koori. With Great Britain having claimed the entire Australian continent east of the 135th meridian east in 1788, Victoria was included in the wider colony of New South Wales. The first settlement in the area occurred in 1803 at Sullivan Bay, and much of what is now Victoria was included in the Port Phillip District in 1836, an administrative division of New South Wales. Victoria was officially created a separate colony in 1851, and achieved self-government in 1855. The Victorian gold rush in the 1850s and 1860s significantly increased both the population and wealth of the colony, and by the Federation of Australia in 1901, Melbourne had become the leading financial centre in Australasia. With Canberra still under construction, Melbourne also served as interim capital of Australia until 1927, with the Federal Parliament meeting in Parliament House.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Victoria

    a colony of Great Britain, the smallest and most populous in Australia, lying S. of New South Wales, from which it was separated in 1851; originally settled as Port Phillip in 1834, it developed gradually as a pastoral and agricultural region till, in 1851, the discovery of gold led to an enormous increase in both the population and the revenue, and the sudden rise of a community, with Melbourne for centre, which, for wealth and enterprise, eclipsed every other in the southern hemisphere of the globe; the wealth thus introduced led to a further development of its resources, and every industry began to flourish to a proportionate extent; the chief exports are wool, gold, live-stock, bread-stuffs, hides and leather, and the imports are no less manifold; the climate is remarkably healthy, and ice and snow are hardly known; there is no State religion; 75 per cent. of the people are Protestants, 22 per cent. Catholics, and ½ per cent. Jews, and every provision is made for education in the shape of universities, State schools, technical schools and private schools, and the legislative authority is vested in a Parliament of two chambers, a Legislative Council of 48, and a Legislative Assembly of 95.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Victoria

    A state in southeastern Australia, the southernmost state. Its capital is Melbourne. It was discovered in 1770 by Captain Cook and first settled by immigrants from Tasmania. In 1851 it was separated from New South Wales as a separate colony. Self-government was introduced in 1851; it became a state in 1901. It was named for Queen Victoria in 1851. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1295 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, p574)

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'victoria' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3775

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    Rank popularity for the word 'victoria' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4217


Translations for victoria

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

victory(noun)

(a) defeat of an enemy or rival

Our team has had two defeats and eight victories; At last they experienced the joy of victory.

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