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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Win \Win\, verb (used with an object) [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}, adjective]

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. Sidney.

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. [Archaic]

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. Scott.

5. (Mining) To extract, as ore or coal. --Raymond.

Syn: To gain; get; procure; earn. See {Gain}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Winning \Win"ning\, adjective Attracting; adapted to gain favor; charming; as, a winning address. "Each mild and winning note." --Keble.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Winning \Win"ning\, noun

1. The act of obtaining something, as in a contest or by competition.

2. The money, etc., gained by success in competition or contest, esp, in gambling; -- usually in the plural.

Ye seek land and sea for your winnings. --Chaucer.

3. (Mining) (a) A new opening. (b) The portion of a coal field out for working.

{Winning headway} (Mining), an excavation for exploration, in post-and-stall working.

{Winning post}, the post, or goal, at the end of a race.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

winning

adjective

1: having won; "the victorious entry"; "the winning team" [syn: {victorious}, {winning}]

2: very attractive; capturing interest; "a fetching new hairstyle"; "something inexpressibly taking in his manner"; "a winning personality" [syn: {fetching}, {taking}, {winning}]

noun

1: succeeding with great difficulty; "winning is not everything"


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