- 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 after winning 55 percent of the white vote, Duke had a database of supporters some politicians coveted.The Price of Steve Scalise’s Silence
January 7, 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.Has the Turner Prize Gone Soft?
December 2, 2014
Historical Examples of winning
If we are to keep in the race at all, to say nothing of winning it, the spirit must be free.The Conquest of Fear
He could not even keep her after winning her; desire blinded him.
The winning of a battle is not enough to engage all our admiration; it must be won by an artist.
What a winning singularity must have distinguished his actions!Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
She now suffered him to regain courage, by winning back some of his own money.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
- 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