winning
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of one that wins ; victory 2. something won: as a. a captured territory ; conquest b. money won by success in a game or competition — usually used in plural II. adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. of or relating to winning ; that wins <
the winning ticket
>
b. successful especially in competition <
a winning team
>
2. tending to please or delight <
a winning personality
>
winningly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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