win
I. verb (won; winning) Etymology: Middle English winnen, from Old English winnan to struggle; akin to Old High German winnan to struggle and probably to Latin venus sexual desire, charm, Sanskrit vanas desire, vanoti he strives for Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to get possession of by effort or fortune b. to obtain by work ; earn <
striving to win a living from the sterile soil
>
2. a. to gain in or as if in battle or contest <
won the championship
>
b. to be the victor in <
won the war
>
3. a. to make friendly or favorable to oneself or to one's cause — often used with over <
won him over with persuasive arguments
>
b. to induce to accept oneself in marriage <
was unable to win the woman he loved
>
4. a. to obtain (as ore, coal, or clay) by mining b. to prepare (as a vein or bed) for regular mining c. to recover (as metal) from ore 5. to reach by expenditure of effort intransitive verb 1. to gain the victory in a contest ; succeed 2. to succeed in arriving at a place or a state • winless adjectivewinnable adjective II. noun Date: 1862 victory; especially first place at the finish (as of a horse race)

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