won definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Korean ; from Chinese yüan, round, yuan
won definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb wonned wonned, won·ning, wons Archaic
Origin: Middle English wonen, from Old English wunian; see wen-1 in Indo-European roots.
won - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency unit of South Korea, comprised of 100 chon, and North Korea, comprised of 100 chon.
Variant of win
- to gain a victory; be victorious; triumph: sometimes with out
- to finish in first place in a race, contest, etc.
- to succeed in reaching or achieving a specified condition or place; get: with various prepositions, adverbs, or adjectives: to win back to health
Origin: Middle English winnen ; from Old English winnan, to fight, endure, struggle, akin to German winnen, to struggle, contend ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wen-, to desire, strive for from source wish, Classical Latin venus, love
- to get by effort, labor, struggle, etc.; specif.,
- to gain or acquire through accomplishment: to win distinctions
- to achieve or attain (one's point, demands, etc.)
- to gain (a prize or award) in competition
- to obtain or earn (a livelihood, security, etc.)
- to be successful or victorious in (a contest, game, dispute, etc.)
- to get to, usually with effort; reach: they won the top of the hill by noon
- to prevail upon; influence; persuade: often with over: to win someone over to one's side
- to gain the sympathy, favor, affection, or love of: to win a supporter, friend, etc.
- to gain (someone's sympathy, affection, love, etc.)
- to persuade to marry one
- to extract (metal, minerals, etc.) from ore
- to obtain (coal, ore, etc.) by mining
- to prepare (a vein, shaft, etc.) for mining
- an act of winning; victory, as in a contest
- first position at the finish of a race