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WINNER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does winner mean? 

WINNER (noun)
  The noun WINNER has 3 senses:

1. the contestant who wins the contest
2. a gambler who wins a bet
3. a person with a record of successes

  Familiarity information: WINNER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


WINNER (noun)


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Meaning:

The contestant who wins the contest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

winner; victor

Hypernyms ("winner" is a kind of...):

contestant (a person who participates in competitions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "winner"):

contestee (a winner (of a race or an election etc.) whose victory is contested)

medalist; medallist (someone who has won a medal)

upsetter (an unexpected winner; someone who defeats the favorite competitor)

walloper (a winner by a wide margin)

Antonym:

loser (a contestant who loses the contest)


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Meaning:

A gambler who wins a bet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("winner" is a kind of...):

gambler (a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "winner"):

lottery winner; prize winner (the winner of a lottery)

Antonym:

loser (a gambler who loses a bet)


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Meaning:

A person with a record of successes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

achiever; succeeder; winner; success

Context examples:

his son would never be the achiever that his father was / only winners need apply / if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success

Hypernyms ("winner" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "winner"):

first lady (the leading woman in an art or profession)

great (a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field)

highflier; highflyer (a person of great ability and ambition)

natural (someone regarded as certain to succeed)

sleeper (an unexpected achiever of success)


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