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  Dictionary Definition of win

win [1]
verb, won, winning, noun

-- verb (i)
1. to succeed by striving or effort (sometimes followed by out ).
2. to gain the victory.
3. to be placed first in a race or the like.
4. to get ( out, through, to, etc., free, loose, etc.).
-- verb (t)
5. to get by effort, as through labour, competition, or conquest.
6. to gain (a prize, fame, etc.).
7. to be successful in (a game, battle, etc.).
8. to make (one's way), as by effort, ability, etc.
9. to attain or reach (a point, goal, etc.): to win the shore in a storm.
10. to gain (favour, love, consent, etc.) as by qualities or influence.
11. to gain the favour, regard, or adherence of.
12. to persuade to love or marriage, or gain in marriage.
13. Mining a. to obtain (ore, coal, etc.). b. to prepare (a vein, bed, mine, etc.) for working, by means of shafts, etc.
-- noun
14. an act of winning; a success; a victory.
15. the act or fact of finishing first, especially in a horserace.
-- phrase
16. win over, to bring over to favour, consent, etc.; persuade.
[ME winne ( n ), OE winnan work, fight, bear, c. G gewinnen ]