Meaning of “winning” in the English Dictionary

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"winning" in British English

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winningadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈwɪn.ɪŋ/ us /ˈwɪn.ɪŋ/

that has won something:

Have you heard the winning act in this year's singing contest?
It's nice to be on the winning side for a change.

friendly and charming and often making people like you:

a winning smile

More examples

  • Her experience and energy are a winning combination in business.
  • Three cheers for the winning team!
  • The athlete's third, and winning, jump was an exhibition of skill and strength.
  • There was jubilation in the crowd as the winning goal was scored.
  • The Giants' winning streak remained unbroken for an impressive 19 games.

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

"winning" in American English

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winningadjective

us /ˈwɪn·ɪŋ/

If someone has a winning smile or way of behaving, it is friendly and tends to make people like that person:

I’m sure Anna, with her winning ways, can persuade him.

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

"winning" in Business English

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winningadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈwɪnɪŋ/ us

that is successful in achieving or getting something that others also wanted:

The winning bid for the insurance company was announced yesterday.

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(Definition of “winning” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)