Victoria Cross

Victoria Cross
noun Date: 1856 a bronze Maltese cross awarded to members of the British armed services for acts of remarkable valor

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  • Victoria cross — Victoria Vic*to ri*a, n. [NL.] 1. (Bot.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Victoria Cross — n the full name of the ↑VC …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Victoria Cross — n. the highest British Commonwealth military decoration, awarded for deeds of exceptional valor …   English World dictionary

  • Victoria Cross — For the abbreviation, see VC. For other uses, see Victoria Cross (disambiguation). Victoria Cross …   Wikipedia

  • Victoria Cross — Croix de Victoria  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Ordre royal de Victoria. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Croix de Victoria (homonymie) et Victoria. Croix de Victoria …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Victoria Cross — Vorderseite des Victoria Kreuzes und Wiederholungsspange Das Victoria Cross (deutsch: „Victoria Kreuz“) ist die höchste Kriegsauszeichnung der Streitkräfte des Vereinigten Königreichs und einiger Staaten des Commonwealth. Es wird für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Victoria Cross — /vɪktɔriə ˈkrɒs/ (say viktawreeuh kros) noun 1. the highest bravery award in the imperial honours system, the decoration being in the shape of a bronze Maltese cross, awarded to members of the armed services for acts of conspicuous bravery in the …   Australian English dictionary

  • Victoria Cross — a British decoration awarded to soldiers and sailors for acts of conspicuous bravery in the presence of the enemy. Abbr.: V.C. [1855 60] * * * ▪ British military decoration       the highest decoration for valour in the British armed forces,… …   Universalium

  • Victoria Cross — UK [vɪkˌtɔːrɪə ˈkrɒs] / US [vɪkˌtɔrɪə ˈkrɔs] noun [countable] Word forms Victoria Cross : singular Victoria Cross plural Victoria Crosses a medal given to British soldiers for very brave acts …   English dictionary

  • VICTORIA CROSS —    a naval and military decoration in the shape of a Maltese cross, instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856 for conspicuous bravery in the presence of an enemy …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Victoria Cross — n. a decoration awarded for conspicuous bravery in the armed services, instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856 …   Useful english dictionary

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