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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]:

Win \Win\, verb (used without an object) To gain the victory; to be successful; to triumph; to prevail.

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 {To win upon}. (a) To gain favor or influence with. "You have a softness and beneficence winning on the hearts of others." --Dryden. (b) To gain ground on. "The rabble . . . will in time win upon power." --Shak.

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

win

noun

1: a victory (as in a race or other competition); "he was happy to get the win"

2: something won (especially money) [syn: {winnings}, {win}, {profits}] [ant: {losings}, {losses}]

verb

1: be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game" [ant: {lose}]

2: win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance" [syn: {acquire}, {win}, {gain}] [ant: {lose}]

3: 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" [syn: {gain}, {advance}, {win}, {pull ahead}, {make headway}, {get ahead}, {gain ground}] [ant: {drop off}, {fall back}, {fall behind}, {lose}, {recede}]

4: 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" [syn: {succeed}, {win}, {come through}, {bring home the bacon}, {deliver the goods}] [ant: {fail}, {go wrong}, {miscarry}]


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