Winning
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]


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