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Win is sometimes a misspelling of wind.

The word win is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun win

What does win mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wins

  1. a victory (as in a race or other competition)
    • example: he was happy to get the win
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic words: triumph / victory = a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    • more specific term: first-place finish = a finish in first place
  2. something won (especially money)

Alternative definition of the noun win


  1. An individual victory.

Definition of the verb win

What does win mean as a doing word?

Win is one of the top 100 most common verbs. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 100 most common verbs in informational written English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious
    • examples: Win the game | They win
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Theme]Carmen bought Mary a dress
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Carmen bought a dress | Carmen obtained the spare part
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Asset]Carmen bought a dress for $50
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Beneficiary]Carmen bought a dress for Mary
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]Carmen bought a dress from Diana | Carmen obtained the spare part from Diana
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source] at / for [Asset]FMC has bought 565,000 shares from Nortek Inc. at $23.50 a share
      [Asset - not location] [Verb] [Theme]$50 won't even buy a dress | $50 won't even purchase a dress

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): attain, book, buy, call, catch, charter, choose, conserve, find, gather, hire, lease, order, phone, pick, pluck, procure, pull, reach, rent, reserve, shoot, slaughter, vote.

    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • antonym: lose
    • more specific terms:
    • entailments: compete / contend / vie = compete for something; engage in a contest
  2. win something through one's efforts
    • examples: win someone's confidence and friendship | They win the money
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of win: acquire / gain
    • antonym of win: lose
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    • more specific word: cozen = cheat or trick
  3. obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
  4. attain success or reach a desired goal
  5. acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of win: earn / garner
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    • more specific word: letter = win an athletic letter

Alternative definition of the verb win


  1. [obsolete, transitive] To conquer, defeat.
  2. [transitive] To achieve victory in (a game, a war, etc).
  3. [transitive] To obtain (someone) by wooing.
  4. [intransitive] To achieve victory.
  5. [transitive] To obtain something that is wanted.
  6. [transitive] To cause a victory for someone.


Win were a Scottish pop band from the 1980s.


  1. Win a.k.a. Conrad W. Hall: Conrad Wynn Hall is an American cinematographer. He is the son of the cinematographer Conrad L. Hall.
  2. Win a.k.a. Winfield Parks: Winfield I. Parks Jr. was an American photographer. His work has been published in National Geographic Magazine and elsewhere. Win's first marriage of 12 years was to Mitzi Harrington of Waterbury, CT. He then married the artist, Sabina Parks. Lastly, Win married Deborah Kenny of Keene, NH.
  3. Win a.k.a. Thadarit McIntosh is the son of Willy McIntosh.
  4. Win a.k.a. George Winchester Stone is a 1950 Guggenheim Fellow in Humanities.
  5. Win a.k.a. Win Hopper was the wife of film director Jerry Hopper.
  6. Win a.k.a. Rattanapon Keng-Rean is a member of Thai rock band, Potato.

There are other people with in their name, like Soe Win, Tin Win, Win Tin, Zaw Win, Nyan Win, Sein Win, Win Aung, Win Opie, Nyunt Win and many others.


  1. "Win" is a song written by David Bowie for his Young Americans album in 1975. The chorus is performed in 5/4 time. Singer Beck did a cover version of the song in 2001.
  2. "WIN" is a composition.
  3. "Win" is a musical EP of Susu.
  4. "Win" a.k.a. "Win!" is a composition.
  5. "Win" is a composition.


"Win" is a romance thriller trilingual film directed in three languages Hindi, Telugu & Tamil and written by Vinod Kumar assisisted by Vibin Gladston and Sudarshanan. Director Vinod Kumar is making his first directorial debut. The film will be released under the banner of Rahmath Productions in Telugu & Jai Balaji Movie Makers in Tamil. The film will feature Jai Akash alongside Angel Jitendra, Kavya, Nikita, Kousalya, Dinesh Nair, S. Ve. Sheker, Ganja Karuppu, and various others. Background score and soundtrack are composed by U. K. Murali audio is released in Telugu on 28 March 2013. For the first time ever we have three music directors Shankar Ganesh, Deva, A. R. Reihana singing a song together for another music composer for this film.


  1. Win is the fictional character from the 2013 tv series Hormones directed by Songyos Sugmakanan.
    • also known as ชัยชนะ
  2. Win a.k.a. Thawin: Tawin is a fictional character from the 2012 Thai TV series Leh Roy Ruk.
  3. Win is a fictional character from The Melody, a 2012 drama film.
  4. Win is a fictional character from the 2013 film All That I Am.
  5. Win is a fictional character from the 2013 film Instant Mommy.


Win a.k.a. Winton Airport is an airport serving Winton, Queensland, Australia. It is located 3 nautical miles northeast of Winton and operated by the Winton Shire Council.


  1. WIN is a television station serving southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. It is the flagship station of the WIN Television network.
  2. WIN High Performance Sports Detergent is a brand of laundry detergent launched in the United States in 2006 and also sold in Canada. It is designed specifically to clean high performance sports clothing made from microfibers and is marketed towards elite-level athletes and fitness enthusiasts. It is the first officially licensed detergent of the U.S. Olympic Team.
  3. Win a.k.a. Ho-Chunk Language: The Winnebago language is the traditional language of the Ho-Chunk tribe of Native Americans in the United States. The language is part of the Siouan language family, and is closely related to the languages of the Iowa, Missouri, and Oto.
    • also known as Hochank, Winnebago, Hocank, Hocak Wazijaci, Hochunk, Hocák, Winnebago language
  4. WIN a.k.a. Who Is Next is a TV program.
  5. Win is a chess game outcome.
  6. Win a.k.a. Toussian, Southern Language is an human language.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Win

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Google previewGetting Smart (2011)

How Digital Learning is Changing the World by Tom Vander Ark

An epic win is an outcome that is so extraordinarily positive you had no idea it was even possible until you achieved it.

Google previewHope (1999)

An International Human Becoming Perspective by Rosemarie Rizzo Parse

Wacantekiye Win is a 70-year-old woman who is a school principal on the reservation.

Google previewOrganizational Psychology for Managers (2013)

by Stephen R Balzac

Wanting to win means more than training and practice, even though training and practice are critical. Wanting to win means learning strategy, understanding when what seems obvious is an illusion that only distracts, and developing the ability ...

Google previewSix Rules of Brand Revitalization, Second Edition (2016)

Learn the Most Common Branding Mistakes and How to Avoid Them by Larry Light, Joan Kiddon

A Plan to Win is an aligning strategic onepage document that articulates the brand's 8 Ps: Purpose and Promise; the critical five action Ps: People,

A coherent Plan to Win is the single most important guiding document for a brand. It is the ...

Google previewDividend (1993)

A small win is an opportunity, of modest size, that is controlled to produce a visible, tangible outcome. It is defined in such a way that it does not paralyze diagnosis, nor does it paralyze action. A small win is a wise moment in organizational life.

Google previewFree Lattices (1995)

by Ralph S. Freese, Jaroslav Ježek, James Bryant Nation

V win is the canonical join representation (or canonical join expression) of w. If w is join irreducible, we define the canonical joinands of w to be the set {w}. Of course the canonical meet representation and canonical meetands of an element in ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Intelligence Failures (2014)

by Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

WIN The Polish Freedom and Independence Movement, known by the Polish acronym WIN, was ostensibly a large clandestine anticommunist organization boasting branches across the entire country, whereas actually it was a deception ...

Google previewDictionary of the American West (2008)

by Win Blevins

Win Blevins. P PACIFIC RIM A region of common business and other interests, consisting of the countries touching the Pacific Ocean from western North America to China and Southeast Asia. COMBINATIONS: Pacific seaboard, Pacific ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Family Psychology and Family Therapy (1993)

by S. Richard Sauber, Luciano L'Abate, Gerald R. Weeks, William L. Buchanan

The “win–lose trap” seeks gain at the other's expense. When the loser does not accept defeat (commonplace in marital disagreements), the victory is only an illusion, safe for a time, but sure to be overthrown. This concept has been expressed ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Mutual Funds, Closed-end Funds and Real Estate Investment Trusts (2000)

by Peter W. Madlem, Thomas K. Sykes


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Usage statistics about win

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb win:

spoken English38.18%written English61.82% conversational speech59.75%task-oriented speech40.25% imaginative writing22.63%informational writing77.37%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb win:


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Quotes about Win

Our coaches want to be a part of South Carolina football when they win it for the first time. When they win the division, when they win the SEC, win a major bowl game, etc. The opportunities to do it all for the first time here make it extra special. (Steve Spurrier)
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Scrabble value of W4I1N1

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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