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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

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.


  1. Win–loss record

    In baseball and softball, a pitcher's win–loss record indicates the number of wins and losses they have been credited with. For example, a 20–10 win–loss record would represent 20 wins and 10 losses. In each game, one pitcher on the winning team is awarded a win and one pitcher on the losing team is given a loss in their respective statistics. These pitchers are collectively known as the pitchers of record. The designation of win or loss for a pitcher is known as a decision, and only one pitcher for each team receives a decision. A starting pitcher who does not receive credit for a win or loss is said to have no decision. In certain situations, another pitcher on the winning team who pitched in relief of the winning pitcher can be credited with a save, and holds can be awarded to relief pitchers on both sides, but these are never awarded to the same pitcher who is awarded the win. The decisions are awarded by the official scorer of the game in accordance with the league's rules. The official scorer does not assign a winning or losing pitcher in some games which are forfeited, such as those that are tied at the time of forfeiture.

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

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