Meaning of WIN in English


■ verb ( ~s , ~ning ; past and past participle won )

1》 be successful or victorious in (a contest or conflict).

2》 acquire as a result of a contest, conflict, etc.

↘gain (someone's attention, support, or love).

↘( ~ someone over ) gain the support or favour of someone.

3》 ( ~ out/through ) manage to succeed or achieve something by effort.

↘ archaic manage to reach (a place) by effort.

4》 obtain (ore) from a mine.

5》 dry (hay) by exposure to the air.

■ noun a victory, especially in a game or contest.


~ the day be victorious.

~ (or earn ) one's spurs historical gain a knighthood by an act of bravery.

↘ informal gain one's first distinction or honours.


~less adjective

~nable adjective


OE ~nan 'strive, contend', also 'subdue and take possession of, acquire', of Gmc origin.

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