[ win-ing ]
/ ˈwɪn ɪŋ /


the act of a person or thing that wins.
Usually winnings. something that is won, especially money.
  1. any opening by which coal is being or has been extracted.
  2. a bed of coal ready for mining.


that wins; successful or victorious, as in a contest: the winning team.
charming; engaging; pleasing: a winning child; a winning smile.

Origin of winning

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

Related forms

win·ning·ly, adverbwin·ning·ness, nounun·win·ning, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for winningly


/ (ˈwɪnɪŋ) /


(of a person, character, etc) charming, engaging, or attractivewinning ways; a winning smile
gaining victorythe winning stroke


  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

winningly, adverbwinningness, noun
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