winner

noun
win·​ner | \ ˈwi-nər \

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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Many agree that Emily and Olivia will be the two to watch, but Vulture suspects Emily will be declared the winner. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "See if Your 2019 Golden Globe Predictions Match Up With the Projected Winners," 5 Jan. 2019 This was also designed by one of the winners of our fashion show in 2017. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "What’s in your bag, Ashley Eckstein?," 14 Dec. 2018 Each of the 52 lucky winners gets a one-year stipend (between $8,000 and $15,000) to develop work that will be shown at The Shed. Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue, "Inside The Shed, Manhattan's New State-of-the-Art Cultural Venue," 12 Dec. 2018 On Monday, The Associated Press declared Sinema the winner, with 38,197 more votes than McSally. Sean Sullivan, The Seattle Times, "Republicans fan unfounded worries about voter fraud in Florida, other close contests," 12 Nov. 2018 All of our winners are new—released between October 2017 and September 2018. Amy Marturana, SELF, "The 20 Best New Running, Hiking, and Swimming Accessories and Apparel," 12 Nov. 2018 So what if Nvidia invented its own measurement standard and declared itself the winner? Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Nvidia RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti review: A tale of two very expensive graphics cards," 19 Sep. 2018 Olszewski was declared the winner of the Democratic primary by nine votes after the results were tabulated from early voting, election day and provisional and absentee ballots. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore County Democrats spent nearly $1.7M on TV ads in primary," 14 July 2018 After a fly-off between LockMart’s YF-22 and Northrop’s YF-23, the YF-22 was declared the winner and went on to become the F-22 Raptor. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Now Northrop Grumman Wants to Build Japan's New Fighter Jet," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of winner

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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winner

noun

English Language Learners 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

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