winner

noun
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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On Monday's night's finale, magician extraordinaire Shin Lim was declared the America's Got Talent: The Champions winner of 2019. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'America's Got Talent' and Susan Boyle Fans Are Livid After Shin Lim Wins 'Champions'," 19 Feb. 2019 She was also introduced to the winners of Cyber First, GCHQ's code breaking competition for young women. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Makes Her First Official Public Appearance of 2019," 14 Feb. 2019 The winner of the program could go on to not only replace the U.S. Army helicopters but also helicopters in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Potential Blackhawk Replacement Starts Ground Tests," 2 Feb. 2019 Sasha Velour’s ‘Nightgowns’ at National Sawdust Sasha Velour, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Rage, is hosting an all-night drag showcase at experimental Williamsburg music venue National Sawdust. Condé Nast Traveler, "Six Ways to Spend New Years Eve in New York: An Insider's Guide," 24 Dec. 2018 The winner of the Democratic primary will face Republican nominee Al Redmer Jr. in the fall general election. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore County election recount continues Saturday," 14 July 2018 The Borg-Warner Trophy goes to the winner of the Indianapolis 500, the sport’s iconic race held every Memorial Day weekend. Chapel Fowler, charlotteobserver, "In 2008, Will Power didn’t have a ride. He’s now the first N.C.-based Indy 500 winner.," 12 July 2018 Launched in 1953, its past winners have included Gabriela Hearst, Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Brandon Maxwell Pivots to Activewear for the Woolmark Prize," 15 Feb. 2019 By the time a winner was actually announced last month, reality had sunk in. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Amazon," 27 Dec. 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.
informal : a very good or successful person or thing
sports : the final goal, point, etc., that wins a game

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