a person or thing that wins; victor.
winner take all, a situation or outcome whereby the winner receives all the prizes or rewards.

1325–75; Middle English; see win, -er1

nonwinner, noun Unabridged
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winner (ˈwɪnə)
1.  a person or thing that wins
2.  informal a person or thing that seems sure to win or succeed

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Example sentences
Most of them, including the winner, wore only a breech-clout and were decked
  with feathers.
However younger he be, however stronger, he tamely suffers himself to be bound
  and sold by the winner.
Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local income taxes, if
In my humble opinion, vanilla is going to be the real winner.
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