champion

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *campio, *campionem(champion, combatant), from Medieval Latin campio(combatant in a duel, champion), from Frankish *kampijō(fighter), from Proto-Germanic *kampijô(fighter, warrior), from *kampijaną(to do battle, fight), from *kampaz(field, battlefield, battle), from Latin campus(a field, a plain, a place of action). More at kemp.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtʃɑ:mpi.ən/, /ˈtʃæmpi.ən/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtʃæmpi.ən/
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Noun[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

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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Verb[edit]

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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