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  5  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]: 
 
  Winning  \Win"ning\,  a. 
  Attracting;  adapted  to  gain  favor;  charming;  as  a  winning 
  address.  ``Each  mild  and  winning  note.''  --Keble. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Winning  \Win"ning\,  n. 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  winning 
  adj  1:  bringing  success;  "the  winning  run" 
  2:  having  won;  "the  victorious  entry";  "the  winning  team"  [syn: 
  {victorious}] 
  3:  very  attractive;  capturing  interest;  "a  fetching  new 
  hairstyle";  "something  inexpressibly  taking  in  his 
  manner";  "a  winning  personality"  [syn:  {fetching},  {taking}] 
  n  :  succeeding  with  great  difficulty;  "just  winning  the  shore 
  exhausted  him" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  winning 
 
  {win} 
 
 




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