What does winner mean?

Definitions for winner
ˈwɪn ərwin·ner

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word winner.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. winner, victornoun

    the contestant who wins the contest

  2. winnernoun

    a gambler who wins a bet

  3. achiever, winner, success, succeedernoun

    a person with a record of successes

    "his son would never be the achiever that his father was"; "only winners need apply"; "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success"


  1. winnernoun

    One who has won or often wins.

  2. winnernoun

    A point or goal that wins a competition.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Winnernoun

    One who wins.

    Etymology: from win.

    A gamester, having lost all, borroweth of his next fellow-gamester somewhat to maintain play; which he setting unto him again, shortly thereby winneth all from the winner. Edmund Spenser.

    Go together,
    You precious winners all; your exultation
    Partake to every one. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    Beshrew the winners; for they play’d me false. William Shakespeare.

    Whether the winner laughs or no, the loser will complain; and rather than quarrel with his own skill, will do it at the dice. William Temple.


  1. Winner

    Winner is the first single from American singer/actor Jamie Foxxs fourth studio album Best Night of My Life, released for digital download on April 6, 2010 through J Records. It features American singer Justin Timberlake and rapper T. I.. Foxx told George Lopez about Timberlake's contribution: "I got him on the track—'cause he wasn't gonna get on the track—I just literally said, 'Man, my people suffered for 500 years. You owe me this.'" It was also the official theme song of the 2010 NBA Playoffs for NBA on TNT and NBA TV.


  1. winner

    A winner is a person, group, or entity that has achieved victory or success in a competition, contest, challenge, or struggle, often determined by specific rules or standards. It can also refer to someone who succeeds in a particular endeavor or goal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Winnernoun

    one who wins, or gains by success in competition, contest, or gaming


  1. Winner

    Winner is a city in Tripp County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 2,897 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Tripp County. Winner also serves as the administrative center of neighboring Todd County, which does not have its own county seat. The nearest airport is Winner Regional Airport. Winner is very well known for its pheasant season. Pheasant season runs from October to December and brings many individuals from throughout the United States. On May 22 2010, an EF2 tornado was reported in the Winner area. While the tornado caused minor damage in the city, no fatalities were reported. Winner is also jokingly referred to the location of Nerdfighteria, the community for nerds, as created by the followers of John and Hank Green. Winner is halfway between where John and Hank live today.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. winner

    1. n. An unexpectedly good situation, program, programmer, or person. 2. real winner: Often sarcastic, but also used as high praise (see also the note under user). “He's a real winner — never reports a bug till he can duplicate it and send in an example.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Winner is ranked #8547 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Winner surname appeared 3,853 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Winner.

    93.8% or 3,615 total occurrences were White.
    1.7% or 69 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.7% or 69 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 45 total occurrences were Black.
    0.9% or 38 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 17 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'winner' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3141

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'winner' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4419

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'winner' in Nouns Frequency: #894

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of winner in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of winner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of winner in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Sessions:

    He loves his country, and is determined to see it be a winner again.

  2. Donald Trump:

    She was the worst we ever had, she was the winner, and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. We had a problem with her.

  3. South Carolina:

    If Lindsey runs, the big winner in this is Rand Paul.

  4. Alize Cornet:

    These bushfires in Australia are tearing my heart apart ... And as Simona was saying, I won't be raising much money either if I have to count on my serve! Sooo I will donate 50$ for every drop shot winner that I'll make at the Australian Swing. Much more efficient.

  5. Phil Neville:

    Mourinho is a proven winner. United fans want a team challenging for the league title, they don't want a team finishing in seventh or fifth.

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