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win


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Win  \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. 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Win  \Win\,  v.  i. 
  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  {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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  win 
  n  1:  a  finish  in  first  place  (as  in  a  race  or  other  competition); 
  "he  was  happy  to  get  the  win" 
  2:  something  won  (especially  money)  [syn:  {winnings},  {profits}] 
  [ant:  {losings}] 
  v  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  [syn:  {gain}]  [ant:  {lose}] 
  3:  obtain  advantages,  such  as  points,  etc.;  "The  home  team  was 
  gaining  ground"  [syn:  {gain},  {advance},  {make  headway},  {get 
  ahead},  {gain  ground}]  [ant:  {fall  back}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  win  [MIT;  now  common  everywhere]  1.  vi  To  succeed.  A  program 
  wins  if  no  unexpected  conditions  arise,  or  (especially)  if  it  sufficiently 
  {robust}  to  take  exceptions  in  stride.  2.  n.  Success,  or  a  specific 
  instance  thereof.  A  pleasing  outcome.  "So  it  turned  out  I  could  use 
  a  {lexer}  generator  instead  of  hand-coding  my  own  pattern  recognizer. 
  What  a  win!"  Emphatic  forms:  `moby  win',  `super  win',  `hyper-win' 
  (often  used  interjectively  as  a  reply).  For  some  reason  `suitable  win' 
  is  also  common  at  MIT,  usually  in  reference  to  a  satisfactory  solution 
  to  a  problem.  Oppose  {lose};  see  also  {big  win},  which  isn't  quite  just 
  an  intensification  of  `win'. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  win 
 
    (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}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1996-09-08) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  WIN 
  WIssenschaftsNetz  (network,  DFN) 
 
 




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