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noun [countable] winner pronunciation in American English /ˈwɪnər/
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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 before the whistle.
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  2. 2
    informal something that is very popular or successful
    Her latest book looks like another winner.



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