Win definitions

wĭn
An amount won or earned.
noun
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To achieve victory or finish first in a competition.
verb
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To achieve success in an effort or venture.

Struggled to overcome the handicap and finally won.

verb
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An act of winning; victory, as in a contest.
noun
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To achieve victory or finish first in.

Won the race.

verb
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First position at the finish of a race.
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To receive as a prize or reward for performance.

Won a gold medal.

verb
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To succeed in reaching or achieving a specified condition or place; get.

To win back to health.

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To make (one's way) with effort.
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To get by effort, labor, struggle, etc.
  • 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.).
verb
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To reach with difficulty.

The ship won a safe port.

verb
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To be successful or victorious in (a contest, game, dispute, etc.)
verb
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To take in battle; capture.

Won the heights after a fierce attack.

verb
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To get to, usually with effort; reach.

They won the top of the hill by noon.

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To prevail upon; influence; persuade.

To win someone over to one's side.

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To persuade to marry one.
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(UK dialectal, Scotland) Pleasure; joy; delight.
noun
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(slang) A feat, an (extraordinary) achievement (opposite of a fail)
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1998, Rhapsody, Emerald Sword.

For the glory, the power to win the Black Lord, I will search for the Emerald Sword.

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Win is defined as to finish first or be the most successful at something.

An example of to win is a runner being the first to cross the finish line in a race.

An example of to win is a dog getting first place at a dog show.

verb
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To triumph or achieve victory in (a game, a war, etc).
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noun
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To gain (a prize) by succeeding in competition or contest.

To win the jackpot in a lottery; to win a bottle of wine in a raffle.

verb
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An individual victory (opposite of a loss)

Our first win of the season put us in high spirits.

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(1) A short name for Windows versions; for example, Win7, Win8 and Win10. In the 1990s, the executable program name for Windows 3.0 and 3.1 was WIN.EXE, which was typed in after DOS booted. Microsoft surely must have enjoyed having millions of people type "win" every time they launched Windows. See Windows 3.0.
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To obtain (someone) by wooing.
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(intransitive) To achieve victory.

Who would win in a fight between an octopus and a dolphin?

verb
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To obtain (something desired).

The company hopes to win an order from the government worth over 5 million dollars.

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To cause a victory for someone.

The success of the economic policies should win Mr. Smith the next elections.

The policy success should win the elections for Mr. Smith.

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Sir Walter Scott.

And when the stony path began, / By which the naked peak they won, / Up flew the snowy ptarmigan.

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(mining) To extract (ore, coal, etc.).

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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.