Win

Definition of Win

v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Won Obs. Wan ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Winning.]
1.To gain by superiority in competition or contest; to obtain by victory over competitors or rivals; as, to win the prize in a gate; to win money; to win a battle, or to win a country.
2.To allure to kindness; to bring to compliance; to gain or obtain, as by solicitation or courtship.
Thy virtue wan me; with virtue preserve me.
- Sir P. Sidney.
She is a woman; therefore to be won.
- Shak.
3.To gain over to one's side or party; to obtain the favor, friendship, or support of; to render friendly or approving; as, to win an enemy; to win a jury.
4.To come to by toil or effort; to reach; to overtake.
Even in the porch he him did win.
- Spenser.
And when the stony path began,
By which the naked peak they wan,
Up flew the snowy ptarmigan.
- Sir W. Scott.
5.(Mining) To extract, as ore or coal.
v. i.1.To gain the victory; to be successful; to triumph; to prevail.
Nor is it aught but just
That he, who in debate of truth hath won,
should win in arms.
- Milton.
To win of
to be conqueror over.
To win on
a - To gain favor or influence with.
- Shak.
b - To gain ground on.
- Dryden.

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