What does the word winner mean?

Usage examples for winner

  1. From a handful of gold which the young soldier of fortune clutched, it was evident that he had been a winner, but that some dispute had arisen over his success. – The Border Boys Across the Frontier by Fremont B. Deering
  2. " And I'm proud of you," added Mr. Robert King, the winner of the monoplane endurance prize, and the man who had practically adopted Dave into the aviation field. – Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane by Roy Rockwood
  3. Without my thinking of it I thus made the fortune of my clerk, for every winner gave him something, and all this I let him keep for himself. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt