[ win-er ]
/ ˈwɪn ər /


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

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at win1, -er1

Related forms

non·win·ner, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for winner


/ (ˈwɪnə) /


a person or thing that wins
informal a person or thing that seems sure to win or succeed

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