|1.||To gain by superiority in competition or contest; to obtain by victory over competitors or rivals; |
|2.||To allure to kindness; to bring to compliance; to gain or obtain, as by solicitation or courtship.|
|3.||To gain over to one's side or party; to obtain the favor, friendship, or support of; to render friendly or approving; |
|4.||To come to by toil or effort; to reach; to overtake.|
|5.||(Mining) To extract, as ore or coal.|
|v. i.||1.||To gain the victory; to be successful; to triumph; to prevail.|
|Noun||1.||win - a victory (as in a race or other competition); "he was happy to get the win"|
|2.||win - something won (especially money)|
|Verb||1.||win - be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game"|
lose - fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war"
|2.||win - win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"|
lose - fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
|3.||win - obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"|
|4.||win - attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"|
|(jargon)||win - (Said of people, computers, algorithms, programs)
(To be) a success at a given task.|
E.g. "WYSIWYG is a clear win for small documents".
"winnitude" is the quality posessed by something which wins. "winning" is often (ab)used as an adjective.
Synonyms: cuspy, elegant. Antonym: lose. Compare lossy, lossless.