Meaning of WIN in English


I. verb (won; ~ning) Etymology: Middle English ~nen, from Old English ~nan to struggle; akin to Old High German ~nan to struggle and probably to Latin venus sexual desire, charm, Sanskrit vanas desire, vanoti he strives for Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to get possession of by effort or fortune, to obtain by work ; earn , 2. to gain in or as if in battle or contest , to be the victor in , 3. to make friendly or favorable to oneself or to one's cause, to induce to accept oneself in marriage , 4. to obtain (as ore, coal, or clay) by mining, to prepare (as a vein or bed) for regular mining, to recover (as metal) from ore, to reach by expenditure of effort, intransitive verb to gain the victory in a contest ; succeed , to succeed in arriving at a place or a state, ~less adjective ~nable adjective II. noun Date: 1862 victory

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