Definition of winning adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɪnɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪnɪŋ//
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  1. 1  [only before noun] that wins or has won something, for example a race or competition the winning horse the winning goal
  2. 2[usually before noun] attractive in a way that makes other people like you a winning smile See related entries: Attractiveness
  3. Extra examples ‘I’m sorry I’m so late,’ she said, flashing us a winning smile. He scored the winning goal in the final. Next week we will publish the winning entry in the short story competition. She presented the trophy to the captain of the winning team. She won the backstroke title with a 5-second winning margin. The team has been on a winning streak since it won against Lazio. They had fought on the winning side.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: winning