win·​ner | \ ˈwi-nər How to pronounce winner (audio) \

Definition of winner

: one that wins: such 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

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Arkansas, which lost 5-3 to Nebraska on Sunday, were down two runs early in its winner-take-all final. Eric Olson, ajc, 8 June 2021 The awards committee determines each winner with support from local media from each state. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 8 June 2021 The voice cast also includes Oscar winner Olivia Colman (The Crown), Ed Helms (The Office), Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Rob Delaney (Catastrophe), and Kylie Cantrall (Gabby Duran and the Unsittables), EW can confirm. Nick Romano,, 8 June 2021 Award winner Shanley tell unrelated stories of people reaching out for love. Matthew J. Palm,, 8 June 2021 The two teams were to meet again at 1:10 p.m. Central in a winner-take-all championship game at Florida Ballpark. Creg Stephenson |, al, 7 June 2021 The Florida State Boxing Commission did not sanction the fight, so no judges kept scorecards, and no official winner was declared. Safid Deen,, 7 June 2021 Denver: The state has picked its first $1 million winner in a new lottery aimed at inspiring residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 7 June 2021 This week’s Elimination Challenge is a tournament-style challenge where the chefs will go head-to-head in three brackets, with one winner chosen from each bracket. Vulture, 7 June 2021

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First Known Use of winner

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jun 2021

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“Winner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of winner

: someone or something that wins a contest, prize, etc.
informal : a very good or successful person or thing
sports : the final goal, point, etc., that wins a game


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