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winning

[ win-ing ]
/ ˈwɪn ɪŋ /
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noun
the act of a person or thing that wins.
Usually winnings . something that is won, especially money.
Mining.
  1. any opening by which coal is being or has been extracted.
  2. a bed of coal ready for mining.
adjective
that wins; successful or victorious, as in a contest: the winning team.
charming; engaging; pleasing: a winning child; a winning smile.
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Origin of winning

1250–1300; Middle English (noun); see win1, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM winning

win·ning·ly, adverbwin·ning·ness, nounun·win·ning, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for winning

winning
/ (ˈwɪnɪŋ) /

adjective
(of a person, character, etc) charming, engaging, or attractivewinning ways; a winning smile
gaining victorythe winning stroke
noun
  1. a shaft or seam of coal
  2. the extraction of coal or ore from the ground
(plural) money, prizes, or valuables won, esp in gambling

Derived forms of winning

winningly, adverbwinningness, noun
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