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Webster 1913 Edition


Champion

Cham′pi-on

(chăm′pĭ-ŭn)
,
Noun.
[F.
champion
, fr. LL.
campio
, of German origin; cf. OHG.
chempho
,
chemphio
, fighter,
champf
, G.
kampf
, contest; perh. influenced by L.
campus
field, taken in the sense of “field of battle.”]
1.
One who engages in any contest; especially one who in ancient times contended in single combat in behalf of another’s honor or rights; or one who now acts or speaks in behalf of a person or a cause; a defender; an advocate; a hero.
A stouter
champion
never handled sword.
Shakespeare
Champions
of law and liberty.
Fisher Ames.
2.
One who by defeating all rivals, has obtained an acknowledged supremacy in any branch of athletics or game of skill, and is ready to contend with any rival;
as, the
champion
of England
.
Syn. – Leader; chieftain; combatant; hero; warrior; defender; protector.

Cham′pi-on

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Championed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Championing
.]
[Obs.]
Shak.
2.
To furnish with a champion; to attend or defend as champion; to support or maintain; to protect.
Championed
or unchampioned, thou diest.
Sir W. Scott.

Webster 1828 Edition


Champion

CHAMPION

,
Noun.
1.
A man who undertakes a combat in the place or cause of another.
2.
A man who fights in his own cause in a duel.
3.
A hero; a brave warrior. Hence, one who is bold in contest; as a champion for the truth.

CHAMPION

,
Verb.
T.
To challenge to a combat.

Definition 2021


Champion

Champion

See also: champion and champión

English

Proper noun

Champion

  1. A surname.
  2. A village in Alberta, Canada.
  3. A ghost town in California.
  4. A census-designated place in Nebraska.
  5. A town and hamlet in New York.

Luxembourgish

Noun

Champion m (plural Championen)

  1. champion

champion

champion

See also: Champion and champión

English

Noun

champion (plural champions)

  1. Someone who has been a winner in a contest.
    The defending champion is expected to defeat his challenger.
  2. Someone who is chosen to represent a group of people in a contest.
    Real Madrid is eligible to play in FIFA Club World Cup as the champion of Europe.
  3. Someone who fights for a cause or status.
    champion of women's suffrage
  4. Someone who fights on another's behalf.
    champion of the poor

Translations

Adjective

champion (not comparable)

  1. (attributive) Acting as a champion; that has defeated all one's competitors.
  2. (attributive) Excellent; beyond compare.
  3. (predicative, Ireland, Britain, dialect) Excellent; brilliant; superb; deserving of high praise.
    "That roller coaster was champion," laughed Vinny.

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Translations

Verb

champion (third-person singular simple present champions, present participle championing, simple past and past participle championed)

  1. (usually of a cause) To promote, advocate, or act as a champion for.

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References


French

Pronunciation

Noun

champion m (plural champions)

  1. champion

Derived terms