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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Recent Examples on the Web Denny Hamlin, another three-time winner at Kansas, has eight top-5 finishes in the opening 10 races but has yet to reach victory lane. Dave Skretta, orlandosentinel.com, "KANSAS ADVANCE," 2 May 2021 Denny Hamlin, another three-time winner at Kansas, has eight top-5 finishes in the opening 10 races but has yet to reach victory lane. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "NASCAR at Kansas live stream (5/2): How to watch Buschy McBusch Race 400 online, TV, time," 2 May 2021 Dixon, 40 and in his 21st season, now is the first back-to-back IndyCar winner at TMS, which has been hosting the series since its inaugural season in 1997. John Sturbin, Dallas News, "Scott Dixon continues pursuit of IndyCar records with runaway win in Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway," 2 May 2021 Denny Hamlin, another three-time winner at Kansas, has eight top-5 finishes in the opening 10 races but has yet to reach victory lane. Dave Skretta, ajc, "Harvick, Hamlin still looking for a win heading to Kansas," 1 May 2021 In the race for place 1, Benny Martinez looked to be the winner with 47 percent of the votes. San Antonio Express-News, "Voters decide propositions and council races in Kirby, Converse and Leon Valley general elections," 1 May 2021 Tuk Tuk’s Thai was the winner of our online contest, earning 55 of the nearly 200 votes cast. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "You voted! Here are reader’s favorite restaurants in West Valley City," 30 Apr. 2021 Lisa Hengtgen of Canton was the winner of second prize ($300), and Lynne Wieferich of Niles took third ($100). Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Westland woman wins $1,000 top prize in Free Press Oscar Derby," 30 Apr. 2021 Breakdown: Finished second behind Essential Quality in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and was an impressive winner of the Louisiana Derby in his last start. BostonGlobe.com, "Handicapping the 2021 Kentucky Derby," 29 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of winner

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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5 May 2021

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“Winner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winner. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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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