- A plain; a flat expanse of land; a champaign.
- A species of landscape that is flat and open.
- The level open countryside, as distinct from the mountains, forests or towns.
- (agriculture) common land; land that is not enclosed
- Someone who farms land that is not enclosed.
- A battlefield, especially when flat and open.
- A field of inquiry or study.
- 1652, George Sandys, Sandys Travailes: containing a history of the Originall an ..., page 21:
- The countrey above, is champian and not barren,- but rarely inhabited.
- 1703, Daniel Whitby, A paraphrase and commentary on the New Testament:
- The lower, which contained the Tribes of Zcbulon and Iffachar, because it was Champian, was called the Great Field
- 1715, Guy Miege, Present State of His Majesty's Dominions in Germany, page 558:
- The Couutry in general is Champian, and low, but sometimes rises into pleasant Hills
Variant form of champaign.