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noun [countable] winner pronunciation in British English /ˈwɪnə(r)/ 
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  1. 1
    someone who wins a race, competition, or prize

    The winner of the tournament gets £50,000.

    She was a gold medal winner at the last Olympics.

    There was a standing ovation for the three-time winner of the competition.

    decide the winner (=decide who is the winner):

    The next shot would decide the winner.

    1. a.
      the goal or shot that wins a game

      Phillips scored the winner only three minutes from time.

  2. 2
    informal something that is very popular or successful

    Her latest book looks like another winner.

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