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The Collaborative Dictionary

Winner \Win"ner\, n. One who wins, or gains by success in competition, contest, or gaming. [1913 Webster]

Word Net



1 the contestant who wins the contest [syn: victor] [ant: loser]
2 a gambler who wins a bet [ant: loser]
3 a person with a record of successes; "his son would never be the achiever that his father was"; "only winners need apply"; "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success" [syn: achiever, success, succeeder] [ant: failure]

Moby Thesaurus

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  • (UK) /ˈwɪnə/, /"wIn@/
  • (US) /ˈwɪnɚ/, /"wIn@`/
    Rhymes: -ɪnə(r)


  1. One who has won or often wins.



one who has won or often wins
  • Chinese: 优胜者 (yōu shèng zhě)
  • Czech: vítěz
  • Danish: vinder
  • Dutch: winnaar
  • German: Gewinner, Sieger
  • Greek: νικητής, νικήτρια
  • Italian: vincitore, vincitrice
  • Japanese: 勝者, 勝利者, ウィナー
  • Spanish: ganador
A winner is the victor in a contest or game.
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