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 Nationals’ ensuing 5-0 loss, which included an uncharacteristically erratic performance from right-hander Jake Irvin and just four Washington hits, threw a little cold water on the idea and ended a three-game winning streak. Spencer Nusbaum, Washington Post, 19 June 2024 No win, however, was more significant than a 6-4 triumph over defending champion Manchester Valley in the state semifinals, ending the Mavericks’ 36-game winning streak and avenging three straight agonizing playoff exits against Carroll County teams. Rich Scherr, Baltimore Sun, 19 June 2024
Adjective
Saturday’s titanic clash of the sport’s winningest program against the current dynasty featured the two longest-active winning streaks in the country. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2024 In total, the most winning months of over $100,000 were August and January. Rachel Smith, The Courier-Journal, 15 Mar. 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

Dictionary Entries Near winning

Cite this Entry

“Winning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winning. Accessed 22 Jun. 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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