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Definition of "winning" []

  • Of or relating to the act of winning: drew the winning number in the lottery. (adjective)
  • Successful; victorious: the winning entry; the winning team. (adjective)
  • Attractive; charming: a winning personality; a winning smile. (adjective)
  • The act of one that wins; victory. (noun)
  • Something won, especially money. Often used in the plural. (noun)

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.

Use "winning" in a sentence
  • "He coined the phrase "winning the future," called the challenges of the day "our generation's Sputnik moment" and endorsed both deficit reduction and spending on energy, education and infrastructure."
  • "BOWMAN: Well, it seems like he believes they can have success, and he's very careful about using the term winning or win."
  • "It's unfortunate that some Clinton supporters feel that McCain winning is the better compromise option."