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won1

[wuhn]
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verb
  1. simple past tense and past participle of win1.
Can be confusedone wan won

won2

[wuhn, woo n, wohn]
verb (used without object), wonned, won·ning. Archaic.
  1. to dwell; abide; stay.

Origin of won2

before 900; Middle English wonen, Old English wunian; cognate with German wohnen; see wont
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British Dictionary definitions for wons

won1

verb
  1. the past tense of win 1

won2

noun plural won
  1. the standard monetary unit of North Korea, divided into 100 chon
  2. the standard monetary unit of South Korea, divided into 100 chon
Also called: hwan

Word Origin

Korean wån

won3

verb wons, wonning or wonned
  1. (intr) archaic to live or dwell

Word Origin

Old English wunian to become accustomed to; related to win 1
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Word Origin and History for wons

won

past tense and past participle of win, from Old English gewinnen, past participle of winnan.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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