win meaning

[ win ] Pronunciation:   "win" in a sentence
  • Verb: win (won,winning)  win
    1. Be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious
      "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game" 
    2. Win something through one's efforts
      - acquire, gain 
    3. Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
      - gain, advance, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground 
    4. Attain success or reach a desired goal
      "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"
      - succeed, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
    Noun: win  win
    1. A victory (as in a race or other competition)
      "he was happy to get the win" 
    2. Something won (especially money)
      - winnings, profits

    Sounds like: whin

    Derived forms: wins, won, winning

    See also: award-winning, winner, winning

    Type of: acquire, financial gain, get, triumph, victory

    Antonym: lose

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  • [American slang]
    to defeat someone or something.
      I hope our team wins out over you guys.
      Good teamwork always wins out.

  • [Business]
    verb, noun

    verb (winning, won, won //)

    1 [+ obj or no obj]

    to be the most successful in a competition, race, battle, etc:

    We seem to be winning the battle for the German market.

    2 [+ obj]

    to get sth as the result of a competition, race, etc:

    The company has won a contract to build trucks for the army.

    Although we won several website awards, sales were disappointing.

    3 [+ obj]

    to achieve or get what you want, especially by your own efforts:

    We won 250 000 new customers in the final quarter of last year.

    The two airlines have won approval for their planned merger.

    We're winning orders through competitive pricing.


    win sb around/over/round (to sth)

    to get sb's support or approval by persuading them that you are right:

    Their latest model has so far failed to win over consumers.

    win sb/sth back

    to get or have again sb/sth that you had before:

    How can we win our customers back?

    noun [C]

    a victory in a competition, race, etc:

    The order is an important win for the aircraft maker.

  • [Computer]
    <jargon> (Said of people, computers, algorithms, programs) (To be) a success at a given task.

    E.g. "WYSIWYG is a clear win for small documents".

    "winnitude" is the quality that something which wins has. "winning" is often (ab)used as an adjective.

    Synonyms: cuspy, elegant. Antonym: lose. Compare lossy, lossless.
  • no-win:    Adjective: no-winC ...
  • win of:     (obsolete) & ...
  • win-win:    Adjective: win-win ...


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  1. oh, how she longed to win him to converse!
  2. nick went all out to win the race.
  3. she flattered herself that she might win the prize.
  4. i could n't care less who wins the match.
  5. we need one more point to win the game.

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