- To be successful.
- to win all of the remaining games or contests on one's current schedule
Other Word Forms of Win
Origin of Win
From Middle English winnen, from Old English winnan (“to labour, swink, toil, trouble oneself; resist, oppose, contradict; fight, strive, struggle, rage; endure") (compare Old English Ä¡ewinnan (“conquer, obtain, gain; endure, bear, suffer; be ill")), from Proto-Germanic *winnanÄ… (“to swink, labour, win, gain, fight"), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, wish, desire, love"). Cognate with Low German winnen, Dutch winnen, German gewinnen, Swedish vinna.
From Middle English winne, wunne, from Old English wynn (“joy, rapture, pleasure, delight, gladness"), from Proto-Germanic *wunjō (“joy, delight, pleasure, lust"), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, wish, desire, love"). Cognate with German Wonne (“bliss, joy, delight"), Danish ynde (“grace"), Icelandic yndi (“delight").
From Middle English winn, winne, from Old English winn (“toil, labor, trouble, hardship; profit, gain; conflict, strife, war"), from Proto-Germanic *winnÄ… (“labour, struggle, fight"), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, desire, wish, love"). Cognate with German Gewinn (“profit, gain").
Middle English winnen from Old English winnan to fight, strive wen-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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