champion

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From Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin campio (a champion, combatant in a duel), from campus (a battle, duel), from Latin campus (a field, a plain, a place of action).

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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.
  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

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champion

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

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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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champion m (plural champions)

  1. champion

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