winning

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noun

win·​ning ˈwi-niŋ How to pronounce winning (audio)
1
: the act of one that wins : victory
2
: something won: such as
a
: a captured territory : conquest
b
: money won by success in a game or competition
usually used in plural

winning

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adjective

1
a
: of or relating to winning : that wins
the winning ticket
b
: successful especially in competition
a winning team
2
: tending to please or delight
a winning personality
winningly adverb

Examples of winning in a Sentence

Adjective She scored the winning goal. They were a winning marketing team. Chocolate and mint is a winning combination.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The Royals dropped to 24-17 and snapped their three-game winning streak ahead of Sunday’s finale. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 12 May 2024 The winner will be announced, a trophy will be handed out, and the winner will perform the winning song again. Glen Weldon, NPR, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for winning 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of winning was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Winning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winning. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

winning

1 of 2 noun
win·​ning
ˈwin-iŋ
1
: the act of one that wins : victory
2
: something won
especially : money won in a game or contest
usually used in plural

winning

2 of 2 adjective
1
a
: of, relating to, or used for or in the act of winning
the winning ticket
b
: successful especially in competition
a winning team
2
: tending to please or delight
a winning personality
winningly adverb

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