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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
won by a landslide
▪ The SNP candidate won by a landslide.
won comfortably
▪ Davis won comfortably, 9–1, 9–3, 9–2.
won...on the pools
▪ Dad won £40 on the pools.
▪ The film won five Oscars.
▪ She won a scholarship to Iowa State University. of confidence
▪ On April 19 the new government won a vote of confidence by 339 votes to 207.
I/we won't eat you
he/she won't bite
▪ Well, go and ask him if he can help you - he won't bite!
it won't/wouldn't kill sb (to do something)
▪ It wouldn't kill you to do the dishes.
sb won't thank you (for doing sth)
sb/sth/it won't be long
sth doesn't/won't wash (with sb)
sth won't/doesn't hurt
▪ The house looks pretty good, but a fresh paint job wouldn't hurt either.
won't take no for an answer
won't/can't have sth
won't/wouldn't hear of it
you won't catch me doing sth
▪ You won't catch me ironing his shirts!
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Win \Win\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Won, Obs. Wan; p. pr. & vb. n. Winning.] [OE. winnen, AS. winnan to strive, labor, fight, endure; akin to OFries. winna, OS. winnan, D. winnen to win, gain, G. gewinnen, OHG. winnan to strive, struggle, Icel. vinna to labor, suffer, win, Dan. vinde to win, Sw. vinna, Goth. winnan to suffer, Skr. van to wish, get, gain, conquer. [root]138. Cf. Venerate, Winsome, Wish, Wont, a.]

  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. ``This city for to win.''
    --Chaucer. ``Who thus shall Canaan win.''

    Thy well-breathed horse Impels the flying car, and wins the course.

  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.

  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.

    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.

    Syn: To gain; get; procure; earn. See Gain.


Won \Won\, imp. & p. p. of Win.


Won \Won\, v. i. [See 1st Wone.] To dwell or abide. [Obs. or Scot.] `` Where he wans in forest wild.''

This land where I have woned thus long.


Won \Won\, n. Dwelling; wone. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

past tense and past participle of win (v.).


Etymology 1 vb. (en-pastwin) Etymology 2

alt. 1 (label en archaic or obsolete regional) To live, remain. 2 (label en archaic or obsolete regional) To be accustomed to do something. vb. 1 (label en archaic or obsolete regional) To live, remain. 2 (label en archaic or obsolete regional) To be accustomed to do something. Etymology 3

n. The currency of Korea, making 100 jun in North Korea and 100 jeon in South Kore

  1. See win

  2. [also: wonning, wonned]

  1. adj. not subject to defeat; "with that move it's a won game" [ant: lost]

  2. [also: wonning, wonned]

  1. n. the basic unit of money in South Korea [syn: South Korean won]

  2. the basic unit of money in North Korea [syn: North Korean won]

  3. [also: wonning, wonned]

  1. n. a victory (as in a race or other competition); "he was happy to get the win"

  2. something won (especially money) [syn: winnings, profits] [ant: losings]

  3. [also: won, winning]

  1. v. be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game" [ant: lose]

  2. win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance" [syn: acquire, gain] [ant: lose]

  3. 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" [syn: gain, advance, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground] [ant: fall back]

  4. 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" [syn: succeed, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods] [ant: fail]

  5. [also: won, winning]

Won (Korean surname)

Won is a Korean family name. As of the South Korean census of 2000, there were total of 120,465 people by this surname, or about .2% of the population. Of these, more than 99% used the hanja for their surname. However, a small number used the characters 袁 or 苑.

Won (As Friends Rust album)

After having played the same material for three years, and wondering if new members should still be considered to keep As Friends Rust going, the band decided to record their first full-length album. Won is looked upon as their most mainstream album, and also the hardest to accept for older fans. However this album features some of As Friends Rust best written material, and was played live with much appreciation.


Won may refer to:

  • The Korean won from 1902–1910:
    • South Korean won, the currency of the Republic of Korea
    • North Korean won, the currency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Won (surname)
  • Won Buddhism, a specific form of Korean Buddhism
  • Won (As Friends Rust album)
  • Won (Pacewon album)
  • Lugart Won, a fictional character

WON may refer to:

  • WO-N - Warrant Officer of the Australian Navy
  • Western Outdoor News, a 'sportsmans weekly' publication based in California, USA
    • WON Bass, a competitive bass fishing series of tournaments
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter, a professional wrestling dirtsheet written by Dave Meltzer
  • World Ocean Network, an international non-profit association of organizations to promote the sustainable use of the oceans
  • World Opponent Network, a former online gaming service

Usage examples of "won".

But his thought stayed not there, but carried him into the days when he was abiding in desire of the love that he won at last, and lost so speedily.

But, as it was, he ably supported the exposed flank that Johnston so skillfully attacked, won the battle, inflicted losses a good deal larger than his own, and gained his ulterior objective as well as if there had not been a fight at all.

He brought Darryl Adin to the regular poker game one evening, and Dare won, resoundingly.

Senor Archbishop Turpin, it is a great discredit to those of us called the Twelve Peers to do nothing more and allow the courtier knights victory in this tourney, when we, the knights who seek adventures, have won glory on the three previous days.

Sancho, that this adventure and those like it are adventures not of insulas but of crossroads, in which nothing is won but a broken head or a missing ear.

Politicians are so apt to take the line of least resistance, and when thousands of votes of small landowners are to be won through the advocacy of an exemption, exemptions there will be.

Notably so, when in a neck-to-neck dash with an express train, the aeroplane won out in a race to file the location papers of the mine at Monument Rocks.

He dwelt unnecessarily, I thought, on my prior loss to Makato and on the bout I had won by forfeit because Makato had incapacitated my Aikido adversary.

Montrose took counsel with the three men he most trusted, the earls of Crawford and Airlie, and his brother-in-law, old lord Napier, as to what should be their next step when the battle was won.

Again he won, and we went the length of the street, Runt wagering nineteen dollars alce on the first card for ten consecutive times without losing a bet.

The happy Alette won without trouble, perhaps even without much valuing it, a regard, an approval, which Susanna would have purchased with her life.

He smiled, noting how the countess said little to Alienor but won quick results.

The day before my departure, vexed at having lost my time and my amorous compliments, I made up my mind to steal that portrait--a slight compensation for not having won the original.

I did not leave this question unanswered, and continuing the amorous discourse with animation I won a sigh and a lovelorn glance.

Wi mi scanty, hard won meal, One thowt still shall mak me glad, Thankful that alone aw feel What it is to tew an' strive Just to keep a soul alive.