won

Definition of won

 (Entry 1 of 3)

past tense and past participle of win

won

noun
\ ˈwȯn How to pronounce won (audio) \
plural won also wons

Definition of won (Entry 2 of 3)

the basic monetary unit of North Korea and South Korea — see Money Table

won

verb
\ ˈwən How to pronounce won (audio) , ˈwōn How to pronounce won (audio) \
wonned; wonning

Definition of won (Entry 3 of 3)

Examples of won in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Fantasy 5 winners accounted for eight of the 14 prizes of $100,000 or more won last month. Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press, 3 Aug. 2022 The above truth explains why international exchange or debt issuance globally never involves the peso, the bolivar (Venezuela), the won (North Korea), the toman (Iran), or any other debased money form. John Tamny, Forbes, 19 June 2022 Experts say traders use the data for just about every kind of investment around the world, from U.S. stocks to the Korean won. Chris Gayomali, The Week, 5 Oct. 2018 JSerra will play host to Sherman Oaks Notre Dame in a rematch of the Southern Section Division 1 final won by JSerra. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2022 At one point shortly after the 18-year-old won gold in the women’s big air event, a third of the 50 trending hashtags on China’s Weibo social media platform were about her. Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2022 Had Arsenal won and finished fourth, then Spurs would have missed out on the Champions League. Steve Price, Forbes, 26 May 2022 Hedge funds have been selling currencies such as the Thai baht and the South Korean won. Julia-ambra Verlaine, WSJ, 24 May 2022 They were sentenced to up to two years in prison and fined up to 7 million won, about $5,700, each. John Yoon, New York Times, 13 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of won

Noun

circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for won

Noun

Korean wŏn

Verb

Middle English, from Old English wunian — more at wont

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“Won.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/won. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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past tense and past participle of win

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