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won 1(wŭn, wōn)
intr.v. wonned, won·ning, wons Archaic
To dwell or abide.
n. pl. won
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[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.]
Past tense and past participle of win.
the past tense of win1
n, pl wonAlso called: hwan
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
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]
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]
n., pl. won.
the basic monetary unit of North Korea and South Korea.
[1915–20; < Korean wǒn < Middle Chinese, = Chinese yuán yuan]
Past participle: wonned
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|Noun||1.||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"