1. The act of obtaining something, as in a contest or by competition.
2. The money, etc, gained by success in competition or contest, especially, in gambling; usually in the plural. Ye seek land and sea for your winnings. (Chaucer)
3. (Science: chemical) A new opening. The portion of a coal field out for working.
(Science: chemical) Winning headway, an excavation for exploration, in post-and-stall working. Winning post, the post, or goal, at the end of a race.