winning

p. pr. & vb. n.

  1. of Win

a.

  1. Attracting; adapted to gain favor; charming; as, a winning address.

n.

  1. The act of obtaining something, as in a contest or by competition.
  2. The money, etc., gained by success in competition or contest, esp, in gambling; -- usually in the plural.
  3. A new opening.
  4. The portion of a coal field out for working.