- a person or thing that wins; victor.
- winner take all, a situation or outcome whereby the winner receives all the prizes or rewards.
Origin of winner
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Examples from the Web for winner
With a .700 career winning percentage as a coach in college and the NFL, Harbaugh is a winner.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is
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The outcome of the rum feud is critical for both Bacardi and Pernod Ricard, because the winner could net billions in future sales.Why Congress Hates Your Cuban Rum
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The winner will be the one who most squarely gets on the side of the working class.Bush, Christie, Romney: Who’ll Be the GOP Class Warrior?
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The worst is probably to avoid paying taxes on the money and go to prison, like Survivor season one winner Richard Hatch.From Socially Isolated Nerd to Jeopardy! Bad Boy: A Thank You Note
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The winner, who will be crowned on television Friday, gets $250,000.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush
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He objects to everything, an' some day that'll land him a winner, see?Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
The distance was 150 kilometres equivalent to 94 miles, and the winner's time of 1h.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
Here were written names, and among them, "Creon, son of the Olympic winner Menon."
He had the three games out of five and was winner of the pentathlon.
It seemed he couldn't lose, and he was as unpleasant a winner as he was a loser.Goodbye, Dead Man!
Tom W. Harris
- a person or thing that wins
- informal a person or thing that seems sure to win or succeed
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Word Origin and History for winner
mid-14c., agent noun from win (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper