v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Won Obs. Wan ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Winning.]
1.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.To allure to kindness; to bring to compliance; to gain or obtain, as by solicitation or courtship.
Thy virtue wan me; with virtue preserve me.
- Sir P. Sidney.
3.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.To come to by toil or effort; to reach; to overtake.
Even in the porch he him did win.
- Spenser.
5.(Mining) To extract, as ore or coal.
v. i.1.To gain the victory; to be successful; to triumph; to prevail.
To win of
to be conqueror over.
To win on
a - To gain favor or influence with.
- Shak.
b - To gain ground on.
- Dryden.
Noun1.win - a victory (as in a race or other competition); "he was happy to get the win"
2.win - something won (especially money)
Synonyms: winnings, profits
Verb1.win - be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game"
lose - fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war"
2.win - win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
Synonyms: gain, acquire
lose - fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
3.win - 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"
4.win - 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"
(jargon)win - (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 posessed by something which wins. "winning" is often (ab)used as an adjective.

Synonyms: cuspy, elegant. Antonym: lose. Compare lossy, lossless.
WIssenschaftsNetz (network, DFN) To dream that you win at something, signifies triumph. You have much confidence and belief in yourself.Cadmean victory, KO, Pyrrhic victory, accomplish, annex, argue into, ascendancy, attain, bag, be seized of, bear the palm, beat, beat all hollow, best, bring in, bring over, bring round, bring to reason, captivate, capture, carry, carry away, carry it, carry off, carry the day, catch, chalk up, championship, charm, clobber, come by, come in for, come into, come out first, con, conquer, conquest, contract, convince, corral, defeat, derive, drag down, draw, draw over, easy victory, enter into possession, finish in front, fluke, gain over, gain the day, grand slam, harvest, have, hook, hook in, knock down, knockout, landslide, landslide victory, lick, make, make a killing, mastery, moral victory, net, outtalk, overcome, persuade, pick up, picnic, prevail on, prevail upon, prevail with, procure, produce, pull down, pushover, reach, realize, reap, runaway victory, sack, score, secure, sell, sell one on, skin, subdual, subduing, success, sway, take, take the cake, talk into, talk over, total victory, triumph, trounce, victory, walkaway, walkover, wangle, wangle into, wear down, win out, win over, win the battle, win the laurels, win the palm, win the prize, win through, winning, winning streak, worst, yield
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