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Meaning of “Victorian” in the English Dictionary

"Victorian" in British English

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Victorianadjective

uk   /vɪkˈtɔː.ri.ən/  us   /-ˈtɔːr.i-/
  • Victorian adjective (IN HISTORY)

belonging to, made in, or ​living in the ​time when Queen Victoria was ​queen of Great ​Britain and Ireland (1837–1901): a Victorian ​house Charles Dickens is one of the best-known Victorian ​novelists. Victorian ​ideas, ​beliefs, etc. are ​onesconsidered to be ​typical of the ​time when Queen Victoria was ​queen, such as a ​belief in ​strictmoral and ​religiousrules and in the ​importance of ​familylife: Victorian ​values His ​attitudes to ​sex were ​positively Victorian.
  • Victorian adjective (IN AUSTRALIA)

from or ​belonging or ​relating to the ​state of Victoria

Victoriannoun [C]

uk   /vɪkˈtɔː.ri.ən/  us   /-ˈtɔːr.i-/
(Definition of Victorian from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Victorian" in American English

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Victorianadjective

 us   /vɪkˈtɔr·i·ən/
relating to the ​period 1837 to 1901, when Victoria was Queen of England A thing can be called Victorian if it was made during this ​period, or in the ​style of this ​period: My great-grandparents had a ​huge Victorian ​house in ​Paris, Texas.
(Definition of Victorian from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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