Definitions for WINwɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

win*wɪn(v.; n.)won, win•ning

  1. (v.i.)to finish first in a race, contest, or the like.

  2. to succeed by striving or effort (sometimes fol. by out):

    His finer nature won out.

  3. to gain the victory; overcome an adversary:

    The home team won.

  4. (v.t.)to succeed in reaching (a place, condition, etc.), esp. by great effort:

    They won the shore through a violent storm.

  5. to get by effort, as through labor or competition:

    She won the post after years of striving.

  6. to gain (a prize, fame, etc.).

  7. to be successful in (a game, battle, etc.).

  8. to make (one's way), as by effort or ability.

  9. to attain or reach (a point, goal, etc.).

  10. to gain (favor, love, consent, etc.), as by qualities or influence.

  11. to gain the favor, regard, or adherence of.

  12. to gain the consent or support of; persuade (often fol. by over):

    The speech won them over to our side.

  13. to persuade to marry one.

  14. (n.)a victory, as in a game or horse race.

  15. the position of the competitor who comes in first, esp. in a horse race.

    Category: Sport

    Ref: Compare place (def. 24b) 27 2 , show (def. 26). 29

* Syn: See gain1.

Origin of win:

bef. 900; ME winnen (v.), OE winnan to work, fight, bear, c. OS, OHG winnan


Princeton's WordNet

  1. win(noun)

    a victory (as in a race or other competition)

    "he was happy to get the win"

  2. winnings, win, profits(verb)

    something won (especially money)

  3. win(verb)

    be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious

    "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game"

  4. acquire, win, gain(verb)

    win something through one's efforts

    "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"

  5. gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground(verb)

    obtain advantages, such as points, etc.

    "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"

  6. succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods(verb)

    attain success or reach a desired goal

    "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. win(verb)ɪn

    to be successful by defeating others in a competition, sport, or election

    Do you think he can win the election?; He won the race.; They were determined to win.

  2. winɪn

    to defeat others in a war, fight, or argument

    He's bound to win if they get into a fight.; Who won the war?

  3. winɪn

    to be given sth as a prize

    They just won a million dollars!

  4. winɪn

    to gain sth by working hard or being good at sth

    He won the respect of his workforce.

  5. winɪn

    indicates whatever you do, you will not be successful

    One day I'm too pushy, the next day too quiet - I can't win!

  6. win(noun)ɪn

    an occasion when sb wins in a competition, sport, or election

    a convincing win


  1. win(Noun)

    An individual victory.

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

  2. win(Verb)

    To conquer, defeat.

  3. win(Verb)

    To triumph or achieve victory in (a game, a war, etc).

  4. win(Verb)

    To obtain (someone) by wooing.

  5. win(Verb)

    To achieve victory.

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

  6. win(Verb)

    To obtain something that is wanted.

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

  7. win(Verb)

    To cause a victory for someone.

  8. Origin: winnan. Cognate with German gewinnen, Dutch winnen, Swedish vinna.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Win(adj)

    to gain by superiority in competition or contest; to obtain by victory over competitors or rivals; as, to win the prize in a gate; to win money; to win a battle, or to win a country

  2. Win(adj)

    to allure to kindness; to bring to compliance; to gain or obtain, as by solicitation or courtship

  3. Win(adj)

    to gain over to one's side or party; to obtain the favor, friendship, or support of; to render friendly or approving; as, to win an enemy; to win a jury

  4. Win(adj)

    to come to by toil or effort; to reach; to overtake

  5. Win(adj)

    to extract, as ore or coal

  6. Win(verb)

    to gain the victory; to be successful; to triumph; to prevail

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. win

    [MIT; now common everywhere] 1. vi. To succeed. A program wins if no unexpected conditions arise, or (especially) if it is sufficiently robust to take exceptions in stride. 2. n. Success, or a specific instance thereof. A pleasing outcome. “So it turned out I could use a lexer generator instead of hand-coding my own pattern recognizer. What a win!” Emphatic forms: moby win, super win, hyper-win (often used interjectively as a reply). For some reason suitable win is also common at MIT, usually in reference to a satisfactory solution to a problem. Oppose lose; see also big win, which isn't quite just an intensification of win.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WIN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1285

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WIN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1086

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WIN' in Nouns Frequency: #1419

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WIN' in Verbs Frequency: #90

Translations for WIN

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to obtain (a victory) in a contest; to succeed in coming first in (a contest), usually by one's own efforts

He won a fine victory in the election; Who won the war/match?; He won the bet; He won (the race) in a fast time / by a clear five metres.

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