- any opening by which coal is being or has been extracted.
- a bed of coal ready for mining.
Origin of winning
Synonyms for winning
Antonyms for winning
verb (used without object), won, win·ning.
verb (used with object), won, win·ning.
- to obtain (ore, coal, etc.).
- to prepare (a vein, bed, mine, etc.) for working, by means of shafts or the like.
Origin of win1
Synonyms for win
verb (used with object), winned, win·ning. Scot. and North England.
Origin of win2
Examples from the Web for winning
Contemporary Examples of winning
By 2012, Democratic President Barack Obama owned the Asian-American vote, winning it by 47 percentage points.Asian-Americans Are The New Florida
January 8, 2015
But Winning Marriage will be essential for the historian who, someday, tries to tell the full story.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality
December 30, 2014
First, there are over three million possible arrangements for the winning lineup.I Want to See Your Spreadsheets, Baby: MTV’s ‘Are You the One?’ Is a Mathematical Orgy
December 9, 2014
Past winning artists generally were either complete outsiders (McQueen) or divisive figures in the art world.
Video has been the medium of choice for winning artists of late; the two previous winners were both video artists.
Historical Examples of winning
Percy, who played tackle on a winning Crimson eleven, and Sam Felton will be well remembered as the fastest punters of their day.Football Days
William H. Edwards
You have some kind and winning ways, but you appear to have an ungovernable temper, which would make you impossible to live with.The Staying Guest
This fop, played by Griffin, is for winning a beauty by the rules of metaphysics.
He commonly rode to the race-ground amongst the crowd, and kept in memory both the winning and losing horses.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events
Every body knows with what306 an Energy he speaks, and with what a winning Grace.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume III
Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
- a shaft or seam of coal
- the extraction of coal or ore from the ground
verb wins, winning or won
- to achieve recognition in some field of endeavour
- historyto be knighted
- to extract (ore, coal, etc) from a mine
- to extract (metal or other minerals) from ore
- to discover and make (a mineral deposit) accessible for mining
Word Origin for win
verb wins, winning, won or winned (tr) Irish, Scot and Northern English dialect
Word Origin for win
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.
In addition to the idioms beginning with win
- win by a nose
- wind down
- wind up
- wine and dine
- wing it
- win hands down
- winning streak
- win one's spurs
- win on points
- win out
- win over
- win some, lose some
- win through
- (win) hands down
- no-win situation
- slow but sure (steady wins the race)
- you can't win
- you can't win 'em all