Definition of winner in English:


Line breaks: win¦ner
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪnə


  • 1A person or thing that wins something: a Nobel Prize winner
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    • The four medal winners will qualify along with the winner and runner-up from a further two events.
    • He rode many winners as an amateur jockey, trained some and owned a few.
    • The last three times they have met in the Champions League, the winners have gone on to lift the trophy.
    victor, champion, conqueror, vanquisher, defeater, conquering hero, hero; gold medallist, cup winner, prizewinner, prizeman; Spanish conquistador; Latin victor ludorum
    informal champ, top dog, number one
  • 1.1A goal or shot that wins a match or point: he equalized and hit a last-minute winner
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    • One such shot was a backhand winner hit while chasing back a good forehand from Ferreira.
    • Calvin Rowe scored a brace and Christopher Wilkinson hit the last-minute winner.
    • Although Jairzinho got their winner, we matched them for most of the game and I thought we were unlucky to lose.
  • 1.2 Bridge A card that can be relied on to win a trick: dummy has the spade ace and two diamond winners at the finish
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    • The play is in tricks of four cards, with the winner of each trick leading to the next.
    • If the very last trick has no winner its cards go to the winner of the previous trick.
    • From the nine cards now in hand, one is discarded as before and play continues with the last trick winner leading.
  • 1.3 informal A thing that is a success or is likely to be successful: anyone taking out a fixed-rate mortgage could be on to a winner
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    • With a better-scripted backbone, this endearing bunch will be on to a winner.
    • However, we are assured by the Town Hall that at last we're on to a winner.
    • For raw human emotion and unpredictable fury, he would be on to a winner.

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