Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the act of winning.
  • adjective Successful; victorious.
  • adjective Attractive; charming.
  • noun The act of one that wins; victory.
  • noun Something won, especially money.
  • noun A section of a mine that has been recently prepared or opened for working.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In metallurgy, same as beneficiation.
  • Successful in contending, competing, attaining, influencing, or gaining over; hence, especially, taking; attractive; charming.
  • noun The act of one who wins, in any sense.
  • noun That which is won; that which is gained by effort, conquest, or successful competition; earnings; profit; gain: generally in the plural.
  • noun In coal-mining, a shaft or pit which is being sunk to win or open a bed of coal; an opening of any kind by which coal has been won; a bed of coal ready for mining (see win, transitive verb, 9); sometimes, also, a part of a coal-mine, as distinguished from another portion from which it is separated by a barrier.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Attracting; adapted to gain favor; charming.
  • noun The act of obtaining something, as in a contest or by competition.
  • noun The money, etc., gained by success in competition or contest, esp, in gambling; -- usually in the plural.
  • noun A new opening.
  • noun The portion of a coal field out for working.
  • noun (Mining) an excavation for exploration, in post-and-stall working.
  • noun the post, or goal, at the end of a race.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of win.
  • adjective That constitutes a win.
  • adjective That leads to success.
  • adjective Attractive.
  • noun The act of obtaining something, as in a contest or by competition.
  • noun The money, etc., gained by success in competition or contest, especially in gambling.
  • noun mining A new opening.
  • noun The portion of a coalfield out for working.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having won
  • adjective very attractive; capturing interest
  • noun succeeding with great difficulty

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  • In the sense of charming; see also winsome

    July 14, 2007

  • Most often used to describe a smile. The girl who's smile in more winning that any others has the winningest smile.

    July 15, 2007

  • Oh, you sly fellow! I must say that was clever. But I thought we had a gentlemen's agreement to keep that word in the context of sports. ;-)

    July 15, 2007

  • Charlie Sheen .. epic winning

    March 15, 2011