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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.]
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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]
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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.]
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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
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Translations
víkingur
viking

Viking

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

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

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

[ˈvaɪkɪŋ] adj & nvichingo/a
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References in classic literature ?
He was a blue-eyed, yellow-haired, raw-boned Viking, big-bodied and strong-muscled despite his age.
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.
Marshall Elliott looked like a Viking of elder days, dancing with one of the blue-eyed, golden-haired daughters of the Northland.
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.
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. If America can go on breeding men like that, she will be a power in the world indeed.
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.
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.
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.
Carl said Viking's 1,000 employees were notified of the sale in an email Dec.
REDBEARD, Odin (text) Sarah Home (illus.) Vulgar the Viking and the Rock Cake Raiders Nosy Crow, 2012 92pp $11.99 pbk ISBN 9780857630568 SCIS 1565383
Originally thought to be victims of Viking raiding, which began in the 850s, this interpretation is now being revised.
5-6:30 p.m.: Ax and the Hatchetmen Band, Viking Park Main Stage