Definitions for WINwɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
win*wɪn(v.; n.)won, win•ning
(v.i.)to finish first in a race, contest, or the like.
to succeed by striving or effort (sometimes fol. by out):
His finer nature won out.
to gain the victory; overcome an adversary:
The home team won.
(v.t.)to succeed in reaching (a place, condition, etc.), esp. by great effort:
They won the shore through a violent storm.
to get by effort, as through labor or competition:
She won the post after years of striving.
to gain (a prize, fame, etc.).
to be successful in (a game, battle, etc.).
to make (one's way), as by effort or ability.
to attain or reach (a point, goal, etc.).
to gain (favor, love, consent, etc.), as by qualities or influence.
to gain the favor, regard, or adherence of.
to gain the consent or support of; persuade (often fol. by over):
The speech won them over to our side.
to persuade to marry one.
(n.)a victory, as in a game or horse race.
the position of the competitor who comes in first, esp. in a horse race.
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
a victory (as in a race or other competition)
"he was happy to get the win"
winnings, win, profits(verb)
something won (especially money)
be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious
"He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game"
acquire, win, gain(verb)
win something through one's efforts
"I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
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"
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
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.
to defeat others in a war, fight, or argument
He's bound to win if they get into a fight.; Who won the war?
to be given sth as a prize
They just won a million dollars!
to gain sth by working hard or being good at sth
He won the respect of his workforce.
indicates whatever you do, you will not be successful
One day I'm too pushy, the next day too quiet - I can't win!
an occasion when sb wins in a competition, sport, or election
a convincing win
An individual victory.
Our first win of the season put us in high spirits.
To conquer, defeat.
To triumph or achieve victory in (a game, a war, etc).
To obtain (someone) by wooing.
To achieve victory.
Who would win in a fight between an octopus and a dolphin?
To obtain something that is wanted.
The company hopes to win an order from the government worth over 5 million dollars.
To cause a victory for someone.
Origin: winnan. Cognate with German gewinnen, Dutch winnen, Swedish vinna.
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
to allure to kindness; to bring to compliance; to gain or obtain, as by solicitation or courtship
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
to come to by toil or effort; to reach; to overtake
to extract, as ore or coal
to gain the victory; to be successful; to triumph; to prevail
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'WIN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1285
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'WIN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1086
Rank popularity for the word 'WIN' in Nouns Frequency: #1419
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.
- يَرْبَح، يَفوز، يَكْسَب، يَنْتَصِرArabic
- ganharPortuguese (BR)
- dosáhnout; vyhrátCzech
- پیروز شدنFarsi
- sigra (í), vinnaIcelandic
- (경주, 경기 등에서) 이기다Korean
- uzvarēt; laimētLatvian
- winnen, zegevierenDutch
- vinne, seireNorwegian
- zwyciężyć, wygraćPolish
- پیروز شدنPersian
- ګټل، وړل، بريالي كېدل، مخكښې كېدلPashto
- a câştigaRomanian
- dosiahnuť; vyhraťSlovak
- 獲勝Chinese (Trad.)
- فتح پاناUrdu
- 获胜Chinese (Simp.)
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