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 for winners
The winners prize has changed and the judging panel has also received a change.
Once there are only two standing, they are declared the winners.
The winners of the different ages succeed to the provincial round.
The winners receive the right to hold the harry mahon memorial trophy.
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