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Meaning of WIN

Pronunciation:  win

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a victory (as in a race or other competition); "he was happy to get the win"
  2. [n]  something won (especially money)
  3. [v]  be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game"
  4. [v]  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"
  5. [v]  win something through one's efforts
  6. [v]  attain success or reach a goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"

WIN is a 3 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: advance, come through, gain, gain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, profits, pull ahead, succeed, winnings
 Antonyms: drop off, fail, fall back, fall behind, go wrong, lose, lose, losings, losses, miscarry, recede
 See Also: accomplish, achieve, acquire, act, arrive, assay, attain, attempt, bring off, carry, carry off, clear, compete, contend, cozen, essay, financial gain, first-place finish, get, get in, go far, hit, hit, luck out, make it, manage, nail, nail down, negociate, pan out, pass, peg, prevail, pull off, rack up, reach, romp, run, score, seek, steal, sweep, take, take the cake, tally, triumph, triumph, try, victory, vie, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Win\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Won}, Obs. {Wan}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Winning}.] [OE. winnen, AS. winnan to strive, labor,
    fight, endure; akin to OFries. winna, OS. winnan, D. winnen
    to win, gain, G. gewinnen, OHG. winnan to strive, struggle,
    Icel. vinna to labor, suffer, win, Dan. vinde to win, Sw.
    vinna, Goth. winnan to suffer, Skr. van to wish, get, gain,
    conquer. [root]138. Cf. {Venerate}, {Winsome}, {Wish},
    {Wont}, a.]
    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. ``This city for to win.'' --Chaucer. ``Who
       thus shall Canaan win.'' --Milton.
             Thy well-breathed horse Impels the flying car, and
             wins the course.                      --Dryden.
    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.
             She is a woman; therefore to be won.  --Shak.
    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.
             And when the stony path began, By which the naked
             peak they wan, Up flew the snowy ptarmigan. --Sir W.
    5. (Mining) To extract, as ore or coal. --Raymond.
    Syn: To gain; get; procure; earn. See {Gain}.
  2. \Win\, v. i.
    To gain the victory; to be successful; to triumph; to
          Nor is it aught but just That he, who in debate of
          truth hath won, should win in arms.      --Milton.
    {To win of}, to be conqueror over. [Obs.] --Shak.
    {To win on} or {upon}.
    (a) To gain favor or influence with. ``You have a softness
        and beneficence winning on the hearts of others.''
    (b) To gain ground on. ``The rabble . . . will in time win
        upon power.'' --Shak.
Computing Dictionary

(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.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you win at something means triumph and success. You have much confidence and belief in yourself. All your self-doubts have subsided.