Meaning of “winner” in the English Dictionary

"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 our competition, 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 extremely successful and popular:

That lemon tart was a winner, wasn't it?
UK I think they're onto a winner with this latest product (= it will succeed).

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(Definition of “winner” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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 final seconds of the game.

infml A winner is also something that is extremely successful and popular:

That chocolate cake was a winner.

(Definition of “winner” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"winner" in Business English

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winnernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwɪnər/ us

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 small businesses.

something that is very successful and popular:

I think we're onto a winner with this product.
Analysts at London's smaller banks 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)