Thus, the U.S. Army sent its most famous soldier to advance the cause of winning Germans to the American Cold War project.
Despite the high spirits in the Chirikova campaign, others are skeptical about her chances of winning.
Apple is winning for a very simple reason—it is making terrific products that no other competitor can match.
The first step in winning the future is encouraging American innovation.
Loveless is an ex-Confederate scientist who hopes to get back at the North for winning the Civil War.
Sulla, meanwhile, was winning victories in the East, and the news of them somewhat disturbed the ruthless conquerors.
She said, in a soft and winning tone, "Has he done you wrong?"
A sense of achievement; of conquering the unconquerable; of pitting human wits against giants and winning—a sporting chance.
They wanted blood, lots of it, and they identified with the winning side.
Our dear friends, the public, are always well disposed towards a winning man.
fusion of Old English winnan "struggle for, work at, strive, fight," and gewinnan "to gain or succeed by struggling, to win," both from Proto-Germanic *wenwanan (cf. Old Saxon winnan, Old Norse vinna, Old Frisian winna, Dutch winnen "to gain, win," Danish vinde "to win," Old High German winnan "to strive, struggle, fight," German gewinnen "to gain, win," Gothic gawinnen "to suffer, toil"). Perhaps related to wish, or from PIE *van- "overcome, conquer." Related: Won; winning.
Sense of "to be victorious" is recorded from c.1300. Breadwinner preserves the sense of "toil" in Old English winnan. Phrase you can't win them all (1954) first attested in Raymond Chandler. Winningest is attested by 1804.
Old English winn "labor, strife, conflict," from the source of win (v.). Modern sense of "a victory in a game or contest" is first attested 1862, from the verb.