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  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]: 
 
  Won  \Won\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Win}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Won  \Won\,  v.  i.  [See  1st  {Wone}.] 
  To  dwell  or  abide.  [Obs.  or  Scot.]  ``  Where  he  wans  in  forest 
  wild.''  --Milton. 
 
  This  land  where  I  have  woned  thus  long.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Won  \Won\,  n. 
  Dwelling;  wone.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  won 
  adj  :  not  subject  to  defeat;  "with  that  move  it's  a  won  game" 
  [ant:  {lost}] 
  n  1:  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  South  Korea  [syn:  {South  Korean 
  won}] 
  2:  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  North  Korea  [syn:  {North  Korean 
  won}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  WON 
  World-O-Networking  (BeOS) 
 
 




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