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won 1

 (wŭn, wōn)
intr.v. wonned, won·ning, wons Archaic
To dwell or abide.

[Middle English wonen, from Old English wunian; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

won 2

 (wôn)
n. pl. won
See Table at currency.

[Korean won (loan translation of Japanese en, round coin, yen, using the Korean pronunciation of the Chinese character with which the Japanese word is written; see yen2), from Early Middle Chinese wian, round.]

won 3

 (wŭn)
v.
Past tense and past participle of win.

won

(wʌn)
vb
the past tense of win1

won

(wɒn)
n, pl won
1. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit of North Korea, divided into 100 chon
2. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit of South Korea, divided into 100 chon
Also called: hwan
[Korean wån]

won

(wʌn; wʊn; wəʊn)
vb, wons, wonning or wonned
(intr) archaic to live or dwell
[Old English wunian to become accustomed to; related to win1]

won1

(wʌn)

v.
pt. and pp. of win.

won2

(wʌn, wʊn, woʊn)

v.i. wonned, won•ning. Archaic.
to dwell; abide; stay.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wunian, c. Old Saxon wonōn, Old High German wonēn, Old Norse una to dwell, be content, Gothic *wunan, in unwunands distressed]

won3

(wɒn)

n., pl. won.
the basic monetary unit of North Korea and South Korea.
[1915–20; < Korean wǒn < Middle Chinese, = Chinese yuán yuan]

won


Past participle: wonned
Gerund: wonning

Imperative
won
won
Present
I won
you won
he/she/it wons
we won
you won
they won
Preterite
I wonned
you wonned
he/she/it wonned
we wonned
you wonned
they wonned
Present Continuous
I am wonning
you are wonning
he/she/it is wonning
we are wonning
you are wonning
they are wonning
Present Perfect
I have wonned
you have wonned
he/she/it has wonned
we have wonned
you have wonned
they have wonned
Past Continuous
I was wonning
you were wonning
he/she/it was wonning
we were wonning
you were wonning
they were wonning
Past Perfect
I had wonned
you had wonned
he/she/it had wonned
we had wonned
you had wonned
they had wonned
Future
I will won
you will won
he/she/it will won
we will won
you will won
they will won
Future Perfect
I will have wonned
you will have wonned
he/she/it will have wonned
we will have wonned
you will have wonned
they will have wonned
Future Continuous
I will be wonning
you will be wonning
he/she/it will be wonning
we will be wonning
you will be wonning
they will be wonning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wonning
you have been wonning
he/she/it has been wonning
we have been wonning
you have been wonning
they have been wonning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wonning
you will have been wonning
he/she/it will have been wonning
we will have been wonning
you will have been wonning
they will have been wonning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wonning
you had been wonning
he/she/it had been wonning
we had been wonning
you had been wonning
they had been wonning
Conditional
I would won
you would won
he/she/it would won
we would won
you would won
they would won
Past Conditional
I would have wonned
you would have wonned
he/she/it would have wonned
we would have wonned
you would have wonned
they would have wonned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.won - the basic unit of money in South Korea
South Korean monetary unit - monetary unit in South Korea
chon - 100 chon equal 1 won in South Korea
2.won - the basic unit of money in North Korea
North Korean monetary unit - monetary unit in North Korea
chon - 100 chon equal 1 won in North Korea
Adj.1.won - not subject to defeat; "with that move it's a won game"
lost - not gained or won; "a lost battle"; "a lost prize"
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It took several strokes to regain the place she had lost, and when she got there, the other side had nearly won, for Kate's ball was the last but one and lay near the stake.
Wines- burg was proud of the hands of Wing Biddlebaum in the same spirit in which it was proud of Banker White's new stone house and Wesley Moyer's bay stallion, Tony Tip, that had won the two-fifteen trot at the fall races in Cleveland.
I don't want to lose all the money I've won, and I've got to work when the weather is bright, instead of--"
In fact, he showed more of the Pyncheon quality, and had won higher eminence in the world, than any of his race since the time of the original Puritan.
It was marked with the noble and heroic qualities which showed it to be not a mere accident, but of good right, that he had won a distinguished name.
I profess not to know how women's hearts are wooed and won.
You have been well-bred and well-born; your father has a great name in these parts, and your grandfather won the cup two years at the Newmarket races; your grandmother had the sweetest temper of any horse I ever knew, and I think you have never seen me kick or bite.
As Jurgis was excellent at keeping quiet, he soon won the trust of "Buck" Halloran, and was introduced to others as a man who could be depended upon.
No poor, simple, virtuous body was ever cajoled by the attentions of an electioneering politician with more ease than Aunt Chloe was won over by Master Sam's suavities; and if he had been the prodigal son himself, he could not have been overwhelmed with more maternal bountifulness; and he soon found himself seated, happy and glorious, over a large tin pan, containing a sort of olla podrida of all that had appeared on the table for two or three days past.
I won their gratitude by buying out all the hogs at the lump sum of sixteen pennies, which was rather above latest quotations.
The white-cap student who won the second fight witnessed the remaining three, and talked with us during the intermissions.
But by and by along comes another one, and this time I won.