winner

[ win-er ]
/ ˈwɪn ər /

noun

a person or thing that wins; victor.

Nearby words

  1. winnable,
  2. winnard,
  3. winnebago,
  4. winnebago, lake,
  5. winnepesaukee,
  6. winner's circle,
  7. winner's enclosure,
  8. winnetka,
  9. winnie,
  10. winnie-the-pooh

Idioms

    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 formsnon·win·ner, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for winner

winner

/ (ˈwɪnə) /

noun

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

winner

n.

mid-14c., agent noun from win (v.).

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