Definition of winner
: one that wins: such asa : one that is successful especially through praiseworthy ability and hard workb : a victor especially in games and sportsc : one that wins admirationd : a shot in a court game that is not returned and that scores for the player making it
Examples of winner in a Sentence
The winners will receive their medals shortly.
the winners and losers of the court case
And the winner is…the blue team!
With seconds left on the clock, she scored the winner.
Recent Examples of winner from the Web
The Chinese government arranged a funeral ceremony for Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel peace-prize winner who died of liver cancer while serving an 11-year sentence for subversion.
The winner and two runners-up won’t be announced until November, but the addition of more black designers in any capacity — all nominees become members, regardless of the awards’ outcome — is a positive step.
Jackson, the Heisman Trophy winner and preseason ACC player of the year, secured the most votes of any player in the league, with 132 as the league's top quarterback.
Walton finished a close second to reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson for ACC Player of the Year.
The winner in the Democratic primary likely will receive a great deal of support and financial backing prior to the November 2018 election.
In honor of National Ice Cream Day, Salt & Straw will be giving away a different special treat or souvenir (non-edible – sorry) to one lucky, randomly selected winner every hour at each of its five shops.
The primary winner, Mondello’s handpicked candidate, was then largely abandoned by the machine in the contest against the Democratic candidate in November.
So successful that redistricting has become the key tool in elections all over the country, resulting in a presidential election in which the winner received three million less votes than the loser.
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First Known Use of winner
WINNER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of winner for English Language Learners
: 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
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