winning

noun
win·​ning | \ ˈwi-niŋ How to pronounce winning (audio) \

Definition of winning

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

adjective

Definition of winning (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : 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

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Other Words from winning

Adjective

winningly \ ˈwi-​niŋ-​lē How to pronounce winning (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for winning

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In the weeks since the July 30 trade deadline, the Cubs’ revamped roster has yielded unlikely success stories with highs (a seven-game winning streak) and lows (an 11-game losing streak). Meghan Montemurro, chicagotribune.com, 14 Sep. 2021 The Thunderbirds had their three-game winning streak snapped by the second-best team in the state. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Sep. 2021 This comes two weeks after Atascocita knocked off Allen 41-20 to end an 84-game regular-season winning streak for Allen and handing the Eagles their first-ever loss at Eagle Stadium. Dallas News, 12 Sep. 2021 Melrose’s 40-21 setback against Reading on Friday ended the Red Raiders’ run of 21 straight victories, leaving Mansfield with the state’s longest active winning streak at 17 games. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2021 The Sun Devils now have a four-game winning streak dating back to two wins to end last season. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 11 Sep. 2021 Utah enters on a nine-game winning streak in this series, though seven of those were decided by eight points or fewer. Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY, 11 Sep. 2021 Friday night’s loss ended an eight-game winning streak for the Blue Jays, which brought them within a game of the Yankees for the second American League wild-card spot. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, 11 Sep. 2021 The Yankees have lost six straight and 10 of 12, a jarring collapse immediately following a 13-game winning streak that propelled them to the top of the wild card race. Jake Seiner, courant.com, 10 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective While disappearing in obscurity, Doren went on to become America's darling and Twenty-One's most winning contestant. Lynette Rice, EW.com, 31 May 2020 Catching a trophy fish in Alaska is memory making; neglecting to buy a derby ticket and then landing a potentially winning fish is heartbreaking. Josh Niva, Anchorage Daily News, 28 May 2020 Immediately identifiable by its sliding-latch action and separated barrels, the K-80 has proven an extremely durable performer and one of the most popular and winningest guns among high-end buyers. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, 5 May 2020 The Blazers return 18 starters from the 2019 C-USA Western Division title team and is the winningest program in Conference USA since returning to the field in 2017. Evan Dudley, al, 1 May 2020 The all-time winningest competitive Call of Duty player felt helpless two weeks ago. Sean Collins, Dallas News, 23 Apr. 2020 Months later, in November, her winning margins among young voters in states like Michigan and Pennsylvania were narrower than Barack Obama's in 2012. 5. Jennifer De Pinto, CBS News, 8 Apr. 2020 The actress has become a tastemaker thanks to her winning street style. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 19 Mar. 2020 Oklahoma won 109 games and L.S.U. earned 101 victories while Michigan, the winningest program in college football history, managed just 85. Alan Blinder, New York Times, 27 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of winning

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

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

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

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“Winning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winning. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for winning

winning

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of winning

: relating to or producing a win
: successful at something
: pleasing or attractive to other people

winning

noun
win·​ning | \ ˈwi-niŋ \

Kids Definition of winning

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act of a person or people who win
2 : something won especially in gambling often used in pl.

winning

adjective

Kids Definition of winning (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : being someone or something that wins, has won, or wins often a winning candidate a winning ticket
2 : tending to please or delight a winning smile

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