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winner Line breaks: win¦ner
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪnə/

Definition of winner in English:


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;
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.

Words that rhyme with winner

beginner, Berliner, Corinna, dinner, grinner, inner, Jinnah, sinner, skinner, spinner, thinner

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