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"winner" in British English

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winnernoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɪn.ər/  us   /ˈwɪn.ɚ/
A2 someone who ​wins a ​game, ​competition, or ​election: There'll be a ​prize for the winner. The winner of this ​match will ​play Aston Villa in the ​semifinals. And to ​find out who are the ​lucky winners of ​ourcompetition, Samantha is going to ​draw some ​names out of the ​bag.
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(US also game-winner) informal in ​sport, a ​goal or ​point that ​causes a ​player or ​team to ​win a ​game: Neil Eaves ​scored the winner in the last ​minute of the ​match.
informal something that is ​extremelysuccessful and ​popular: That ​lemontart was a winner, wasn't it?UK I ​think they're onto a winner with this ​latestproduct (= it will ​succeed).

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"winner" in American English

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winnernoun [C]

 us   /ˈwɪn·ər/
infml In ​sports, a winner is also a ​goal or ​point that ​causes a ​person or a ​side to ​win a ​game: Eaves ​scored the winner in the ​finalseconds of the ​game.
infml A winner is also something that is ​extremelysuccessful and ​popular: That ​chocolatecake was a winner.
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"winner" in Business English

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winnernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈwɪnər/
a ​person or ​company that is ​successful in a particular ​situation such as a ​competition, a ​market, or an ​election: The winner will receive a ​digital camera. The ​clear winners in this ecommerce-friendly ​budget are ​smallbusinesses.
something that is very ​successful and popular: I ​think we're onto a winner with this ​product. Analysts at London's ​smallerbanks successfully ​picked the ​stock market's winners and ​losers.
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(Definition of winner from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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