Definitions for Championˈtʃæm pi ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cham•pi•onˈtʃæm pi ən(n.)

  1. a person who has defeated all competing opponents so as to hold first place.

  2. anything that takes first place in competition.

  3. an animal that has won a certain number of points in officially recognized shows.

  4. a person who fights for or defends any person or cause:

    a champion of the oppressed.

  5. a fighter or warrior.

  6. (v.t.)to act as champion of; defend; support.

  7. Obs. to defy.

  8. (adj.)first among all contestants or competitors.

Origin of champion:

1175–1225; < OF < LL campiōnem, campiō < WGmc *kampjo, *kamp battlefield < L campus field

Princeton's WordNet

  1. champion, champ, title-holder(noun)

    someone who has won first place in a competition

  2. champion, fighter, hero, paladin(noun)

    someone who fights for a cause

  3. supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend(noun)

    a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

    "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"

  4. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz(adj)

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

  5. champion, prizewinning(verb)

    holding first place in a contest

    "a champion show dog"; "a prizewinning wine"

  6. champion, defend(verb)

    protect or fight for as a champion

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. champion(noun)ˈtʃæm pi ən

    a competition winner

    a world chess champion

  2. championˈtʃæm pi ən

    a supporter or defender

    a champion of freedom

  3. champion(verb)ˈtʃæm pi ən

    to support or defend

    to champion a cause

Wiktionary

  1. champion(Noun)

    Someone who has been a winner in a contest.

  2. champion(Noun)

    Someone who is chosen to represent a group of people in a contest.

  3. champion(Verb)

    to promote, advocate, or act as a champion for

  4. champion(Adjective)

    Acting as a champion; that has defeated all one's competitors.

  5. champion(Adjective)

    Excellent; beyond compare.

  6. champion(Adjective)

    (predicative) (Ireland, colloquial) Excellent; superb; deserving of high praise.

    "That roller coaster was champion," laughed Vinny.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Champion(verb)

    to furnish with a champion; to attend or defend as champion; to support or maintain; to protect

Freebase

  1. Champion

    A champion is the victor in a challenge, contest or competition. There can be a territorial pyramid of championships, e.g. local, regional / provincial, state, national, continental and world championships, and even further divisions at one or more of these levels, as in soccer. Their champions can be accordingly styled, e.g. national champion, world champion. In certain disciplines, there are specific titles for champions, either descriptive, as the baspehlivan in Turkish oil wrestling, yokozuna in Japanese sumo wrestling; or copied from real life, such as the koenig and kaiser in traditional archery competitions in the Low Countries. ⁕In a broader sense, nearly any sort of competition can be considered a championship, and the winner of it a champion. Thus, there are championships for many non-sporting competitions such as spelling bees or wargames. In this context, it is used as a noun. An example would be, "Bianca is a CHAMPION". ⁕It is also possible to champion a cause. In an ideological sense, encompassing religion, a champion may be an evangelist, a visionary advocate who clears the field for the triumph of the idea. Or the champion may merely make a strong case for a new corporate division to a resistant board of directors. Such a champion may take on responsibility for publicizing the project and garnering funding. But in this case he or she is beyond a simple promoter. The word is thus used as a verb. An example is, "The fundraiser championed rights for everyone."

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Champion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3088

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Champion' in Nouns Frequency: #983


Translations for Champion

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

champion(noun)

in games, competitions etc, a competitor who has defeated all others

this year's golf champion; (also adjective) a champion boxer.

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