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Definitions for champ
tʃæmp, tʃɒmpchamp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. champion, champ, title-holderverb

    someone who has won first place in a competition

  2. champverb

    chafe at the bit, like horses

  3. chomp, champverb

    chew noisily

    "The boy chomped his sandwich"


  1. Champnoun

    A large aquatic creature, similar to the Loch Ness monster, which supposedly lives in Lake Champlain, located on the shared borders of the American states of Vermont and New York and the Canadian province of Quebec.

  2. Etymology: uncertain, probably imitative

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Champverb

    Etymology: champayer, Fr.

    Coffee and opium are taken down, tobacco but in smoke, and betle is but champed in the mouth with a little lime. Francis Bacon.

    The fiend reply’d not, overcome with rage;
    But, like a proud steed rein’d, went haughty on,
    Champing his iron curb. Paradise Lost, b. iv. l. 857.

    At his command,
    The steeds caparison’d with purple stand,
    And champ betwixt their teeth the foaming gold. Dryden.

    A tobacco pipe happened to break in my mouth, and the pieces left such a delicious roughness on my tongue, that I champed up the remaining part. Spectator, №. 431.

  2. To Champverb

    To perform frequently the action of biting.

    Muttering and champing, as though his cud had troubled him, he gave occasion to Musidorus to come near him. Philip Sidney.

    They began to repent of that they had done, and irefully to champ upon the bit they had taken into their mouths. Richard Hooker.

    His jaws did not answer equally to one another; but by his frequent motion and champing with them, it was evident they were neither luxated nor fractured. Richard Wiseman.


  1. champ

    A champ is often referred to as a winner or someone who excels in a particular field or activity, especially in sports or competitions. The term can also denote someone who displays exceptional courage, endurance, or skill. Additionally, 'champ' can also mean to chew or bite something persistently or noisily.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Champverb

    to bite with repeated action of the teeth so as to be heard

  2. Champverb

    to bite into small pieces; to crunch

  3. Champverb

    to bite or chew impatiently

  4. Champnoun

    alt. of Champe

  5. Etymology: [Prob, of Scand. orgin; cf. dial. Sw. kmsa to chew with difficulty, champ; but cf. also OF. champier, champeyer, champoyer, to graze in fields, fr. F. champ field, fr. L. campus. Cf. Camp.]


  1. CHAMP

    CHAllenging Minisatellite Payload was a German satellite launched July 15, 2000 from Plesetsk, Russia and was used for atmospheric and ionospheric research, as well as other geoscientific applications, such as GPS radio occultation. CHAMP was managed by GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam. The spacecraft is the first application of Astrium's "Flexbus" platform; GRACE was the second. A heavily modified version flew as the GOCE mission. CHAMP completed its mission and re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on 19 September 2010 after 10 years. The mission was judged as being very successful by the involved scientists

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Champ

    champ, v.i. to make a snapping noise with the jaws in chewing.—v.t. to bite or chew: to crush: to mash.—n. champing.—n. Champ′ing, the action of the verb champ: mashing. [Older form cham, most prob. from Scand.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CHAMP

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Champ is ranked #10380 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Champ surname appeared 3,104 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Champ.

    66% or 2,049 total occurrences were White.
    22.8% or 709 total occurrences were Black.
    6.2% or 195 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.6% or 83 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 37 total occurrences were Asian.
    1% or 31 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of champ in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of champ in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of champ in a Sentence

  1. Kubrat Pulev:

    Calm down champ, I see that you are very worried to fight away from home and you are absolutely right to be, haha!, but rest assured, if necessary I'm ready to come to London and bust you up in front of your own fans!

  2. Steve Hurley:

    If you're going to beat the champ, you can't just win on split decision, you've got to knock him out. That's what the Malibu has to do.

  3. Marc Leishman:

    Cameron Champ is playing great, putting great. I ’m feeling a lot better over the ball today than I did the first two rounds, if I can play good, Cameron Champ keeps doing what Cameron Champ’s doing, I think we’ve got a good chance.

  4. Sheldon Jacobson:

    To be prudent, choose a #1 seed as your national champ.

  5. Carel Pedre:

    We learned political groups planned to protest in the area of the palace, on Champ de Mars, which is the same area where Carnival activities will be concentrated.

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