Viking


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Vi·king

 (vī′kĭng)
n.
1. One of a seafaring Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of northern and western Europe from the eighth through the tenth century.
2. A Scandinavian.

[Old Norse vīkingr, perhaps from vīk, creek, inlet.]

Viking

(ˈvaɪkɪŋ)
n (sometimes not capital)
1. (Peoples) Also called: Norseman or Northman any of the Danes, Norwegians, and Swedes who raided by sea most of N and W Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries, later often settling, as in parts of Britain
2. (Historical Terms) Also called: Norseman or Northman any of the Danes, Norwegians, and Swedes who raided by sea most of N and W Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries, later often settling, as in parts of Britain
3. any sea rover, plunderer, or pirate
4. (Astronautics) either of two unmanned American spacecraft that reached Mars in 1976
5. (Peoples) (modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of a Viking or Vikings: a Viking ship.
6. (Historical Terms) (modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of a Viking or Vikings: a Viking ship.
[C19: from Old Norse vīkingr, probably from vīk creek, sea inlet + -ingr (see -ing3); perhaps related to Old English wīc camp]

Vi•king

(ˈvaɪ kɪŋ)

n.
1. (sometimes l.c.) any of the Scandinavians who from the late 8th to the 11th centuries engaged in raiding, trade, and colonization throughout Europe and the islands of the N Atlantic.
2. Informal. a Scandinavian.
3. one of a series of U.S. space probes in 1975–76 that obtained scientific information about Mars.
[1800–10; < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse vīkingr, Old English wīcing, of disputed orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Viking - any of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuriesViking - any of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries
Norse, Northman, Scandinavian - an inhabitant of Scandinavia
Translations
víkingur
viking

Viking

[ˈvaɪkɪŋ]
A. Nvikingo/a m/f
B. ADJvikingo

Viking

[ˈvaɪkɪŋ]
nViking m
modif [helmet, ship, word, festival, king] → viking inv

Viking

nWikinger(in) m(f)
adjWikinger-; Viking shipWikingerschiff nt

Viking

[ˈvaɪkɪŋ] adj & nvichingo/a
References in classic literature ?
I believe in my heart of hearts that he suffered as much about Lucy's death as any of us, but he bore himself through it like a moral Viking.
Such is the king to whom Viking chieftains bowed their heads, and whom the modern and palatial steamship defies with impunity seven times a week.
Kurt left him, andwhen he came to look about him the first thing he saw pasted on the padded wall was a reproduction, of the great picture by Siegfried Schmalz of the War God, that terrible, trampling figure with the viking helmet and the scarlet cloak, wading through destruction, sword in hand, which had so strong a resemblance to Karl Albert, the prince it was painted to please.
Moreover, her husband walking with a quick rhythmic stride, jerking his free hand occasionally, was either a Viking or a stricken Nelson; the sea-gulls had changed his note.
He was a blue-eyed, yellow-haired, raw-boned Viking, big-bodied and strong-muscled despite his age.
Marshall Elliott looked like a Viking of elder days, dancing with one of the blue-eyed, golden-haired daughters of the Northland.
At supper the men ate like vikings, and the chocolate cake, which I had hoped would linger on until tomorrow in a mutilated condition, disappeared on the second round.
She unpacked the scrap-book in order to gaze a last time at the wood engraving of the Vikings, sword in hand, leaping upon the English sands.
Long-Serving Viking Employees Honored as Godmothers for New Ships
With funding from the AV Preservation Trust and Telefilm Canada, and bolstered by a recent NFB documentary (Victoria King's excellent White Thunder, 2002), the National Archives has recently completed the restoration of Varick Frissell's extraordinary 1931 feature, The Viking.
Results from the biology instruments that sampled and analyzed the Martian surface from the two Viking landing craft in 1976 failed to make a case for the presence of life on Mars.
On December 4, 2006, Northwestern Memorial Hospital used the Viking ViCam Vision System during an important mitral valve implantation procedure in their Cardiovascular operating room (OR) suites.