A female deity of the ancient Romans or the corresponding deity the Greeks called Nike; representation of the deity, usually a woman in wind-blown draperies, holding a laurel wreath, palm branch, or other symbolic object.
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an English three-masted triple-deck sailing battleship. The Victory has a 2,165-ton displacement and 104 guns. It was the flagship of Admiral H. Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar of 1805 (October 21). During the course of the engagement with the French battleship Redoubtable, 160 men aboard the Victory were killed, and Nelson was mortally wounded. His body was transported to London on board the ship. The Victory was placed on the coast at Portsmouth as a national monument.
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VictoryArc de Triomphe
Arch of Trajan
arch built in Paris by Napoleon to celebrate his conquests (1806–1836). [Fr. Hist.: Misc.]
triumphal monument by emperor (c. 100). [Rom. Hist.: Misc.]
wreath used as victor’s crown. [Heraldry: Halberts, 20]
symphony’s first four notes are Morse code for V, symbolizing victory. [Western Culture: Misc.]
symbol of Christ’s triumph over death. [Christian Iconog.: Jobes, 386]
traditional symbol of victory, recognition, and reward. [Gk. and Rom. Hist.: Jobes, 374]
(Victoria) winged goddess of triumph. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 757]
sign of triumph. [N. T.: Revelation 7:9]
V- J Day
Allies accept Germany’s surrender in WWII (May 8, 1945). [World Hist.: Van Doren, 506]
Allies accept Japan’s surrender in VWVII (August 15, 1945). [World Hist.: Van Doren, 507]
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