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won

1
[ wuhn ]
/ wʌn /
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verb
simple past tense and past participle of win1.
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Other definitions for won (2 of 3)

won2
[ wuhn, woon, wohn ]
/ wʌn, wʊn, woʊn /

verb (used without object), wonned, won·ning.Archaic.
to dwell; abide; stay.

Origin of won

2
before 900; Middle English wonen,Old English wunian; cognate with German wohnen;see wont

Other definitions for won (3 of 3)

won3
[ won ]
/ wɒn /

noun, plural won.
a paper money and monetary unit of North and South Korea, equal to 100 chon.

Origin of won

3
First recorded in 1915–20; from Korean wǒn, Korean pronunciation of the Japanese character pronounced as en, yen “coin, round coin, yen,” from Middle Chinese wian “round, circular,” equivalent to Chinese yuán yuan
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British Dictionary definitions for won (1 of 3)

won1
/ (wʌn) /

verb
the past tense of win 1

British Dictionary definitions for won (2 of 3)

won2
/ (wɒn) /

noun plural won
the standard monetary unit of North Korea, divided into 100 chon
the standard monetary unit of South Korea, divided into 100 chon
Also called: hwan

Word Origin for won

Korean wån

British Dictionary definitions for won (3 of 3)

won3
/ (wʌn, wʊn, wəʊn) /

verb wons, wonning or wonned
(intr) archaic to live or dwell

Word Origin for won

Old English wunian to become accustomed to; related to win 1
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