Meaning of “Victorian” in the English Dictionary

"Victorian" in British English

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Victorianadjective

uk /vɪkˈtɔː.ri.ən/ us /vɪkˈtɔːr.i.ən/

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 ones considered to be typical of the time when Queen Victoria was queen, such as a belief in strict moral and religious rules and in the importance of family life:

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 /vɪkˈtɔːr.i.ən/

(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)