Champion definition

chămpē-ən
Superior to all others.
adjective
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Holding first place or prize.

A champion show dog.

adjective
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A winner of first place or first prize in a competition.
noun
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A valiant fighter.
noun
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(obsolete) To defy or challenge.
verb
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Winning or capable of winning first place; excelling over all others.
adjective
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A person who fights for another or for a cause; defender; protector; supporter.

A champion of the oppressed.

noun
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Someone who has been a winner in a contest.

The defending champion is expected to defeat his challenger.

noun
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One who fights; a warrior.
noun
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To fight for; defend; support.
verb
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One that is clearly superior or has the attributes of a winner.

A champion at teaching.

noun
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To champion is defined as to speak up in favor of or in support of a cause.

An example of champion is an active supporter of women's rights.

verb
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Someone who is chosen to represent a group of people in a contest.
noun
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Acting as a champion; that has defeated all one's competitors.
adjective
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The definition of a champion is a person who is the best in his field or who has defeated all rivals.

An example of a champion is an Olympic gold medal winner.

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Excellent; beyond compare.
adjective
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(usually of a cause) To promote, advocate, or act as a champion for.
verb
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One that wins first place or first prize in a competition.
noun
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An ardent defender or supporter of a cause or another person.

A champion of the homeless.

noun
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To fight for, defend, or support as a champion.

Championed the cause of civil rights.

verb
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(obs.) To challenge to a fight.
verb
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Someone who fights on another's behalf.

Champion of the poor.

noun
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(predicative) (Ireland, colloquial) Excellent; superb; deserving of high praise.

"That roller coaster was champion," laughed Vinny.

adjective
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Someone who fights for a cause or status.

Champion of women's suffrage.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
champion
Plural:
champions

Origin of champion

  • Middle English champioun combatant, athlete from Old French champion from Medieval Latin campiō campiōn- from Latin campus field

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary