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won

verb \ ˈwən , ˈwōn \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of won

wonned; wonning
archaic
: dwell 2a, abide 2

Origin and Etymology of won

Middle English, from Old English wunian — more at wont


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won

Definition of won

  • past tense and past participle of win

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won

noun \ ˈwȯn \

Definition of won

plural won also wons
the basic monetary unit of North Korea and South Korea — see Money Table

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Origin and Etymology of won

Korean wŏn


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Definition of won for Students

  • past tense and past participle of win


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