What does WIN mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word WIN.

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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Win

    win, v.t. to get by labour: to gain in contest: to allure to kindness, to gain: to achieve, effect: to attain: to induce: in mining, to sink down to a bed of coal: to obtain the favour of.—v.i. to gain the victory: to gain favour: (prov.) to make one's way, to succeed in getting:—pr.p. win′ning; pa.t. and pa.p. won (wun).—n. a victory, success.—ns. Win′ner; Win′ning, the act of one who wins: that which is won (usually in pl.): a shaft or pit to open a bed of coal.—adj. influencing: attractive.—adv. Win′ningly.—ns. Win′ningness; Win′ning-post, the goal of a race-course.—Win by a head, to win very narrowly; Win in a canter, to win easily, as it were at an easy gallop; Win on, upon, to gain upon, to obtain favour with; Win, or Gain, one's spurs, to earn one's knighthood by valour on the field, hence to gain recognition or reputation by merit of any kind. [A.S. winnan, to suffer, to struggle; Ice. vinna, to accomplish, Ger. gewinnen, to win.]

  2. Win

    win, v.t. (Scot.) to dry by exposure to the wind. [Wind.]

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.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WIN in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WIN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Christopher Pyne:

    Whether you win a grand final by one goal or six goals, a win is a win is a win.

  2. Mike Huckabee:

    We want to win Iowa. We plan to win Iowa. We're going to do everything we can to win Iowa.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    I know how to win a primary, I think. But the easy way to win a primary is the hard way to win a general. So you have to be true yourself.

  4. John DeVore:

    I can't see any scenario where this doesn't make a reality singing competition better. It's win-win, if the couple breaks up, the drama is like gravy. If the chemistry cools, it's a win, because watching two celebrities bored in love would be entertaining. If the pair conspires, that's a fantastic controversy. Win.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Anyone who acknowledges that winners never quit and quitters never win cannot be beaten for life. I mean, he or she will hardly give up on his or her faith until he or she wins or succeeds. Thus, never ever quit until you win or succeed. Because, surely winners never quit and quitters never win. And quitters cannot and will never win or succeed for life.

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