Winning vs. Wining

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Winning and Wining is that the Winning is a 1969 American film and Wining is a term that applies to success.

  • Winning

    Winning is a 1969 American motion picture starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The film is about a racecar driver who aspires to win the Indianapolis 500. A number of racecar drivers and people associated with racing appear in the film, including Bobby Unser, Tony Hulman, Bobby Grim, Dan Gurney, Roger McCluskey, and Bruce Walkup.

  • Wining

    The term victory (from Latin victoria) originally applied to warfare, and denotes success achieved in personal combat, after military operations in general or, by extension, in any competition. Success in a military campaign is considered a strategic victory, while the success in a military engagement is a tactical victory.

    In terms of human emotion, victory accompanies strong feelings of elation, and in human behaviour often exhibits movements and poses paralleling threat display preceding the combat, which are associated with the excess endorphin built up preceding and during combat.

    Victory dances and victory cries similarly parallel war dances and war cries performed before the outbreak of physical violence.

    Examples of victory behaviour reported in Roman antiquity, where the term victoria originated, include the victory songs of the Batavi mercenaries serving under Gaius Julius Civilis after the victory over Quintus Petillius Cerialis in the Batavian rebellion of 69 AD (according to Tacitus), and also the “abominable song” to Wodan, sung by the Lombards at their victory celebration in 579. The sacrificial animal was a goat, around whose head the Langobards danced in a circle while singing their victory hymn.

    The Roman Republic and Empire celebrated victories with triumph ceremonies and with monuments such as victory columns (e.g. Trajan’s Column). A trophy is a token of victory taken from the defeated party, such as the enemy’s weapons (spolia), or body parts (as in the case of head hunters). The English-language word “victory” (evidenced since c. 1300 CE) could have originated from the Tamil language; Tamil-speakers term success ceremonies in war or certain other actions resulting in success vettri, which could have been pronounced as “vettori”, or “victory” by British rulers.Mythology often deifies victory, as in the cases of the Greek Nike or the Roman Victoria. The victorious agent is a hero, often portrayed as engaging in hand-to-hand combat with a monster (as Saint George slaying the dragon, Indra slaying Ahi, Thor slaying the Midgard Serpent etc.). Sol Invictus (“the Invincible Sun”) of Roman mythology became an epithet of Christ in Christianity. Paul of Tarsus presents the resurrection of Christ as a victory over Death and Sin (1 Corinthians 15:55.

    The Latinate English-language word victory (from the 14th century) replaced the Old English equivalent term sige (cognate with Gothic sigis, Old High German sigu and Sieg in modern German), a frequent element in Germanic names (as in Sigibert, Sigurd etc.), cognate to Celtic sego- and Sanskrit sahas.

  • Winning (verb)

    present participle of win

    “Our horse was winning the race, but fell back just before the finish line.”

  • Winning (adjective)

    That constitutes a win.

    “the winning entry in the competition”

    “the winning lotto numbers”

  • Winning (adjective)

    That leads to success.

    “a winning formula, strategy, etc.”

  • Winning (adjective)


    “a winning smile”

  • Winning (noun)

    The act of obtaining something, as in a contest or by competition.

  • Winning (noun)

    The money, etc., gained by success in competition or contest, especially in gambling.

  • Winning (noun)

    A new opening.

  • Winning (noun)

    The portion of a coalfield out for working.

  • Wining (verb)

    present participle of wine

  • Wining (noun)

    A session of drinking wine socially.


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