Advertisement

Definition of "win" []

  • To achieve victory or finish first in a competition. (verb-intransitive)
  • To achieve success in an effort or venture: struggled to overcome the handicap and finally won. (verb-intransitive)
  • To achieve victory or finish first in. (verb-transitive)
  • To receive as a prize or reward for performance. (verb-transitive)
  • To achieve or attain by effort: win concessions in negotiations. (verb-transitive)
  • To achieve first place in a competition (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To gain or receive (a prize, first place, etc) in a competition (verb)
  • To succeed in or gain (something) with an effort (verb)
  • To gain victory or triumph in (a battle, argument, etc) (verb)
  • To earn or procure (a living, etc) by work (verb)
  • To take possession of, esp violently; capture (verb)
  • To reach with difficulty (a desired condition or position) or become free, loose, etc, with effort (verb)
  • To turn someone into (a supporter, enemy, etc) (verb)
  • To gain (the sympathy, loyalty, etc) of someone (verb)
  • To obtain (a woman, etc) in marriage (verb)
  • To extract (ore, coal, etc) from a mine (verb)
  • To extract (metal or other minerals) from ore (verb)
  • To discover and make (a mineral deposit) accessible for mining (verb)
  • A success, victory, or triumph (noun)
  • Profit; winnings (noun)
  • The act or fact of reaching the finishing line or post first (noun)

www.Collinsdictionary.com (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "win" in a sentence
  • "I said this in the Ferraro thread, but both CNN and MSNBC are reporting the Texas caucus win as an official * win* (CNN's changed their map.)"
  • "_ Raleigh's good, damn good; it hasn't lost a game this season -- and we've got to win, _win_!"
  • "He would follow her and win her, -- yea, _win_ the woman God had made for him and him alone, and into his eyes leapt the expression of the conquering male, the force God had created within him to reach for the woman sublime and cherish her."