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
With the win, the Huskies will face the winner of Oklahoma-Baylor Friday at 6:30 p.m. PT.
The five-time Emmy Award winner hits Hammond's Horseshoe Casino for an 8 p.m. June 9 show.
Because for the second time this century, the U.S. risks defeating one Middle Eastern enemy only to see another one, Iran, emerge as the big winner.
But that same night, Dixon was waiting in a drive-thru line at a nearby Taco Bell with three-time winner Dario Franchitti when he was held up at gunpoint.
That brought up Donovan, who served a 3-2 pitch from Georgia Southern reliever Jacob Contra-Bogan into the left-field corner for the game-winner.
The signature moment from the James-Bulls connections has to be his game-winner over Butler in Game 4 of the 2015 Eastern Conference semifinals.
Justice Smith, as a rap tyro named Ezekiel; the Hamilton Tony-winner Daveed Diggs playing Ezekiel's older self, performing lyrics by Nas.
Zverev hit 16 winners while committing only 14 unforced errors.
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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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