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winner

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noun win·ner \ˈwi-nər\

Simple Definition of winner

  • : someone or something that wins a contest, prize, etc.

  • : a very good or successful person or thing

  • sports : the final goal, point, etc., that wins a game

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of winner

  1. :  one that wins: as a :  one that is successful especially through praiseworthy ability and hard work b :  a victor especially in games and sports c :  one that wins admiration d :  a shot in a court game that is not returned and that scores for the player making it

Examples of winner in a sentence

  1. The winners will receive their medals shortly.

  2. the winners and losers of the court case

  3. And the winner is…the blue team!

  4. With seconds left on the clock, she scored the winner.



14th Century

First Known Use of winner

14th century




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