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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 win /ˈwɪn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Win, v. i. To gain the victory; to be successful; to triumph; to prevail.
 Nor is it aught but just
 That he, who in debate of truth hath won,
 should win in arms.   --Milton.
 To win of, to be conqueror over. [Obs.] --Shak.
 To win on or To win upon. (a) To gain favor or influence with. “You have a softness and beneficence winning on the hearts of others.” --Dryden. (b) To gain ground on. “The rabble . . . will in time win upon power.” --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Win v. t. [imp. & p. p. Won Obs. Wan p. pr. & vb. n. Winning.]
 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.   --Dryden.
 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.   --Shak.
 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.  [Archaic]
    Even in the porch he him did win.   --Spenser.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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]
      v 1: 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]
      [also: won, winning]