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Meaning & Definition of Win in English

English

Win

/wɪn/

noun

1. A victory (as in a race or other competition)

  • "He was happy to get the win"
    synonym:
  • win

2. Something won (especially money)

    synonym:
  • winnings
  • ,
  • win
  • ,
  • profits

verb

1. Be the winner in a contest or competition

  • Be victorious
  • "He won the gold medal in skating"
  • "Our home team won"
  • "Win the game"
    synonym:
  • win

2. Win something through one's efforts

  • "I acquired a passing knowledge of chinese"
  • "Gain an understanding of international finance"
    synonym:
  • acquire
  • ,
  • win
  • ,
  • gain

3. Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.

  • "The home team was gaining ground"
  • "After defeating the knicks, the blazers pulled ahead of the lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the western conference"
    synonym:
  • gain
  • ,
  • advance
  • ,
  • win
  • ,
  • pull ahead
  • ,
  • make headway
  • ,
  • get ahead
  • ,
  • gain ground

4. Attain success or reach a desired goal

  • "The enterprise succeeded"
  • "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"
  • "She struggled to overcome her handicap and won"
    synonym:
  • succeed
  • ,
  • win
  • ,
  • come through
  • ,
  • bring home the bacon
  • ,
  • deliver the goods

Examples of using

I can safely say that Tom will win this time.
I'm a living proof to that death is possible to win.
Nelson Mandela was one of those rare people who manage to win universal acclaim throughout the world.