- the act of a person or thing that wins.
- Usually winnings. something that is won, especially money.
- any opening by which coal is being or has been extracted.
- 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
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Related Wordshappily, beautifully, perfectly, pleasantly, admirably, finely, kindly, cordially, gently, respectfully, graciously, amiably, attentively, tactfully, courteously, agreeably, excellently, acceptably, creditably, desirably
Examples from the Web for winningly
Winningly, though, Weaver was hardly some bloodless accountant.Earl Weaver, Baseball’s Brilliant Antagonist, Dies
January 20, 2013
A winningly comic novel about two men, young and old, going through midlife crises.Our Favorite Books of 2009
The Daily Beast
December 22, 2009
“Honestly, just sharing the stage with those two was a high point in my career,” Meno, winningly, told The New York Times.The Squid and the Whale of a Book
June 14, 2009
That it stems from an engrained sense of unworthiness and shame is something that Dunne is winningly eager to acknowledge.After Dominick
J. J. Berzelius
November 7, 2008
Kellogg could talk, Heaven alone knew how winningly he could talk!The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Altogether spring was to be seen and heard and felt, winningly insistent.The Rose Garden Husband
"I thought I would take the liberty of intruding on you," she said most winningly.Jennie Gerhardt
Yet he does it so winningly—that's the word, I think—that any jury would acquit him.William Adolphus Turnpike
With all such he was most winningly tender, most intelligently patient.Literary Friends And Acquaintances
William Dean Howells
- (of a person, character, etc) charming, engaging, or attractivewinning ways; a winning smile
- gaining victorythe winning stroke
- a shaft or seam of coal
- the extraction of coal or ore from the ground
- (plural) money, prizes, or valuables won, esp in gambling
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