- any opening by which coal is being or has been extracted.
- a bed of coal ready for mining.
SYNONYMS FOR winning
Related formswin·ning·ly, adverbwin·ning·ness, nounun·win·ning, adjective
Definition for winning (2 of 3)
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
Related formswin·na·ble, adjective
Definition for winning (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), winned, win·ning. Scot. and North England.
Origin of win2
Examples from the Web for winning
By 2012, Democratic President Barack Obama owned the Asian-American vote, winning it by 47 percentage points.
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|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Brandy Zadrozny|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
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|Carolyn Wells
This fop, played by Griffin, is for winning a beauty by the rules of metaphysics.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 1 of 3)|John Doran
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|S. Baring-Gould
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
British Dictionary definitions for winning (1 of 3)
- a shaft or seam of coal
- the extraction of coal or ore from the ground
Derived Formswinningly, adverbwinningness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for winning (2 of 3)
verb wins, winning or won
- to achieve recognition in some field of endeavour
- history to 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
Derived Formswinnable, adjective
Word Origin for win
British Dictionary definitions for winning (3 of 3)
verb wins, winning, won or winned (tr) Irish, Scot and Northern English dialect
Word Origin for win
Idioms and Phrases with winning
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