Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "win": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a victory (as in a race or other competition);
- Example: "he was happy to get the win"

2. something won (especially money);
[syn: winnings, win, profits]


VERB (4)

1. be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious;
- Example: "He won the Gold Medal in skating"
- Example: "Our home team won"
- Example: "Win the game"

2. win something through one's efforts;
- Example: "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"
- Example: "Gain an understanding of international finance"
[syn: acquire, win, gain]

3. obtain advantages, such as points, etc.;
- Example: "The home team was gaining ground"
- Example: "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
[syn: gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground]

4. attain success or reach a desired goal;
- Example: "The enterprise succeeded"
- Example: "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"
- Example: "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"
[syn: succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Win \Win\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Won, Obs. Wan; p. pr. & vb. n. Winning.] [OE. winnen, AS. winnan to strive, labor, fight, endure; akin to OFries. winna, OS. winnan, D. winnen to win, gain, G. gewinnen, OHG. winnan to strive, struggle, Icel. vinna to labor, suffer, win, Dan. vinde to win, Sw. vinna, Goth. winnan to suffer, Skr. van to wish, get, gain, conquer. [root]138. Cf. Venerate, Winsome, Wish, Wont, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To gain by superiority in competition or contest; to obtain by victory over competitors or rivals; as, to win the prize in a gate; to win money; to win a battle, or to win a country. "This city for to win." --Chaucer. "Who thus shall Canaan win." --Milton. [1913 Webster] Thy well-breathed horse Impels the flying car, and wins the course. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To allure to kindness; to bring to compliance; to gain or obtain, as by solicitation or courtship. [1913 Webster] Thy virtue wan me; with virtue preserve me. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] She is a woman; therefore to be won. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To gain over to one's side or party; to obtain the favor, friendship, or support of; to render friendly or approving; as, to win an enemy; to win a jury. [1913 Webster] 4. To come to by toil or effort; to reach; to overtake. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Even in the porch he him did win. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] And when the stony path began, By which the naked peak they wan, Up flew the snowy ptarmigan. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mining) To extract, as ore or coal. --Raymond. [1913 Webster] Syn: To gain; get; procure; earn. See Gain. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Win \Win\, v. i. To gain the victory; to be successful; to triumph; to prevail. [1913 Webster] Nor is it aught but just That he, who in debate of truth hath won, should win in arms. --Milton. [1913 Webster] To win of, to be conqueror over. [Obs.] --Shak. To win on or To win upon. (a) To gain favor or influence with. "You have a softness and beneficence winning on the hearts of others." --Dryden. (b) To gain ground on. "The rabble . . . will in time win upon power." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

win n 1: a victory (as in a race or other competition); "he was happy to get the win" 2: something won (especially money) [syn: winnings, win, profits] [ant: losings, losses] v 1: be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game" [ant: lose] 2: win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance" [syn: acquire, win, gain] [ant: lose] 3: obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference" [syn: gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground] [ant: drop off, fall back, fall behind, lose, recede] 4: attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won" [syn: succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods] [ant: fail, go wrong, miscarry]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

123 Moby Thesaurus words for "win": Cadmean victory, KO, Pyrrhic victory, accomplish, achieve, acquire, annex, argue into, ascendancy, attain, bag, be seized of, bear the palm, beat, beat all hollow, best, bring in, bring over, bring round, bring to reason, captivate, capture, carry, carry away, carry it, carry off, carry the day, catch, chalk up, championship, charm, clobber, come by, come in for, come into, come out first, con, conquer, conquest, contract, convince, corral, defeat, derive, drag down, draw, draw over, earn, easy victory, enter into possession, finish in front, fluke, gain, gain over, gain the day, get, grand slam, harvest, have, hook, hook in, knock down, knockout, landslide, landslide victory, lick, make, make a killing, mastery, moral victory, net, obtain, outtalk, overcome, persuade, pick up, picnic, prevail, prevail on, prevail upon, prevail with, procure, produce, pull down, pushover, reach, realize, reap, runaway victory, sack, score, secure, sell, sell one on, skin, subdual, subduing, success, sway, take, take the cake, talk into, talk over, total victory, triumph, trounce, victory, walkaway, walkover, wangle, wangle into, wear down, win out, win over, win the battle, win the laurels, win the palm, win the prize, win through, winning, winning streak, worst, yield
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

WIN WIssenschaftsNetz (network, DFN)
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

win [MIT; now common everywhere] 1. vi. To succeed. A program wins if no unexpected conditions arise, or (especially) if it is sufficiently robust to take exceptions in stride. 2. n. Success, or a specific instance thereof. A pleasing outcome. ?So it turned out I could use a lexer generator instead of hand-coding my own pattern recognizer. What a win!? Emphatic forms: moby win, super win, hyper-win (often used interjectively as a reply). For some reason suitable win is also common at MIT, usually in reference to a satisfactory solution to a problem. Oppose lose; see also big win, which isn't quite just an intensification of win.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

win (Said of people, computers, algorithms, programs) (To be) a success at a given task. E.g. "WYSIWYG is a clear win for small documents". "winnitude" is the quality that something which wins has. "winning" is often (ab)used as an adjective. Synonyms: cuspy, elegant. Antonym: lose. Compare lossy, lossless. [Jargon File] (1996-09-08)