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cham·pi·on

 (chăm′pē-ən)
n.
1. One that wins first place or first prize in a competition.
2. One that is clearly superior or has the attributes of a winner: a champion at teaching.
3. An ardent defender or supporter of a cause or another person: a champion of the homeless.
4. One who fights; a warrior.
tr.v. cham·pi·oned, cham·pi·on·ing, cham·pi·ons
1. To fight for, defend, or support as a champion: championed the cause of civil rights. See Synonyms at support.
2. Obsolete To defy or challenge.
adj.
1. Holding first place or prize: a champion show dog.
2. Superior to all others: "the champion playboy of the Western World" (John Millington Synge).

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

champion

(ˈtʃæmpɪən)
n
1.
a. a person who has defeated all others in a competition: a chess champion.
b. (as modifier): a champion team.
2.
a. a plant or animal that wins first place in a show, etc
b. (as modifier): a champion marrow.
3. a person who defends a person or cause: champion of the underprivileged.
4. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a warrior or knight who did battle for another, esp a king or queen, to defend their rights or honour
adj
dialect Northern English first rate; excellent
adv
dialect Northern English very well; excellently
vb (tr)
to support; defend: we champion the cause of liberty.
[C13: from Old French, from Late Latin campiō, from Latin campus field, battlefield]

cham•pi•on

(ˈtʃæm pi ən)

n.
1. a person who has defeated all competing opponents so as to hold first place.
2. anything that takes first place in competition.
3. an animal that has won a certain number of points in officially recognized shows.
4. a person who fights for or defends any person or cause: a champion of the oppressed.
5. a fighter or warrior.
v.t.
6. to act as champion of; defend; support.
7. Obs. to defy.
adj.
8. first among all contestants or competitors.
[1175–1225; < Old French < Late Latin campiōnem, campiō < West Germanic *kampjo, *kamp battlefield < Latin campus field]

champion


Past participle: championed
Gerund: championing

Imperative
champion
champion
Present
I champion
you champion
he/she/it champions
we champion
you champion
they champion
Preterite
I championed
you championed
he/she/it championed
we championed
you championed
they championed
Present Continuous
I am championing
you are championing
he/she/it is championing
we are championing
you are championing
they are championing
Present Perfect
I have championed
you have championed
he/she/it has championed
we have championed
you have championed
they have championed
Past Continuous
I was championing
you were championing
he/she/it was championing
we were championing
you were championing
they were championing
Past Perfect
I had championed
you had championed
he/she/it had championed
we had championed
you had championed
they had championed
Future
I will champion
you will champion
he/she/it will champion
we will champion
you will champion
they will champion
Future Perfect
I will have championed
you will have championed
he/she/it will have championed
we will have championed
you will have championed
they will have championed
Future Continuous
I will be championing
you will be championing
he/she/it will be championing
we will be championing
you will be championing
they will be championing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been championing
you have been championing
he/she/it has been championing
we have been championing
you have been championing
they have been championing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been championing
you will have been championing
he/she/it will have been championing
we will have been championing
you will have been championing
they will have been championing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been championing
you had been championing
he/she/it had been championing
we had been championing
you had been championing
they had been championing
Conditional
I would champion
you would champion
he/she/it would champion
we would champion
you would champion
they would champion
Past Conditional
I would have championed
you would have championed
he/she/it would have championed
we would have championed
you would have championed
they would have championed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.champion - someone who has won first place in a competitionchampion - someone who has won first place in a competition
record-breaker, record-holder - someone who breaks a record
challenger, competitor, contender, rival, competition - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
2.champion - someone who fights for a cause
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
3.champion - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.champion - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
anglophil, anglophile - an admirer of England and things English
believer, truster - a supporter who accepts something as true
Boswell - a devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds
cheerleader - an enthusiastic and vocal supporter; "he has become a cheerleader for therapeutic cloning"
Confederate - a supporter of the Confederate States of America
corporatist - a supporter of corporatism
enthusiast, partizan, partisan - an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
Francophil, Francophile - an admirer of France and everything French
free trader - an advocate of unrestricted international trade
functionalist - an adherent of functionalism
Jacobite - a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts
loyalist, stalwart - a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
New Dealer - a supporter of the economic policies in the United States known as the New Deal
Graecophile, philhellene, philhellenist - an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
mainstay, pillar - a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community"
Roundhead - a supporter of parliament and Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War
seconder - someone who endorses a motion or petition as a necessary preliminary to a discussion or vote
Shavian - an admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works
endorser, indorser, ratifier, subscriber - someone who expresses strong approval
well-wisher, sympathiser, sympathizer - someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
toaster, wassailer - someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
maintainer, sustainer, upholder - someone who upholds or maintains; "firm upholders of tradition"; "they are sustainers of the idea of democracy"
verifier, voucher - someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
Whig - a supporter of the American Revolution
4.champion - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any fieldchampion - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
track star - a star runner
Verb1.champion - protect or fight for as a champion
back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support - be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
Adj.1.champion - holding first place in a contest; "a champion show dog"; "a prizewinning wine"
best - (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; "the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the best time for planting"; "wore his best suit"

champion

noun
1. winner, hero, victor, conqueror, title holder, warrior, nonpareil Kasparov became a world chess champion.
2. defender, guardian, patron, backer, protector, upholder, vindicator He received acclaim as a champion of the oppressed.
verb
1. support, back, defend, promote, advocate, fight for, uphold, espouse, stick up for (informal) He passionately championed the poor.

champion

adjective
Exceptionally good of its kind:
Slang: boss.
Chiefly British: tophole.
verb
To aid the cause of by approving or favoring:
Idioms: align oneself with, go to bat for, take the part of.
Translations
بَطَلحامٍ، مُدافِع عَنيُدافِعُ عَن
mistrpřeborníkšampiónbojovatbojovník
mesterchampionforkæmperforsvarekæmpe for
mestari
šampion
bajnoksíkra száll
málssvari, baráttumaîurmeistariverja, berjast fyrir/
優勝者チャンピオン
챔피언
čempionasčempionatasgintigynimaspirmenybės
aizstāvētaizstāvisčempiona-čempionsuzvarētāj-
preborník
prvakzavzemati se za
mästare
ผู้ชนะเลิศ
nhà vô địch

champion

[ˈtʃæmpɪən]
A. Ncampeón/ona m/f; [of cause] → defensor(a) m/f, paladín m
boxing championcampeón m de boxeo
world championcampeón m mundial
B. ADJ
1. (= award-winning) → campeón
a champion athleteun campeón de atletismo
2.magnífico, estupendo
champion!¡magnífico!, ¡estupendo!
C. VTdefender, abogar por

champion

[ˈtʃæmpiən]
n
(in sport)champion(ne) m/f
[cause] → champion(ne) m/f
vtdéfendre

champion

n
(Sport) → Meister(in) m(f), → Champion m; champions (= team)Meister m; world championWeltmeister(in) m(f); boxing championBoxchampion m; heavyweight champion of the worldWeltmeister mim Schwergewicht
(of a cause)Verfechter m
adj
(= prizewinning)siegreich; dog, bull, show animalpreisgekrönt; champion boxererfolgreicher Boxer; champion horse (Racing) → Turfsieger m; (Show-jumping) → siegreiches Turnierpferd
(N Engl, inf) → klasse inv (inf), → prima inv (inf)
vt person, action, causeeintreten für, sich engagieren für

champion

[ˈtʃæmpjən]
1. n (Sport) → campione/essa; (of cause) → difensore m
boxing champion → campione di boxe
2. vtdifendere, lottare per

champion

(ˈtʃӕmpiən) noun
1. in games, competitions etc, a competitor who has defeated all others. this year's golf champion; (also adjective) a champion boxer.
2. a person who defends a cause. a champion of human rights.
verb
to defend or support. He championed the cause of human rights for many years.
ˈchampionship
1. a contest held to decide who is the champion. The tennis championship will be decided this afternoon.
2. the act of defending or supporting. his championship of civil rights.

champion

بَطَل mistr mester Sieger πρωταθλητής campeón mestari champion šampion campione 優勝者 챔피언 kampioen mester mistrz campeão чемпион mästare ผู้ชนะเลิศ şampiyon nhà vô địch 冠军
References in classic literature ?
Harling was a little cool toward me, because I continued to champion Antonia.
The true value of his character lay in that deep consciousness of inward strength, which made all his past vicissitudes seem merely like a change of garments; in that enthusiasm, so quiet that he scarcely knew of its existence, but which gave a warmth to everything that he laid his hand on; in that personal ambition, hidden--from his own as well as other eyes--among his more generous impulses, but in which lurked a certain efficacy, that might solidify him from a theorist into the champion of some practicable cause.
1] Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), champion of the orthodoxy of revealed religion, defender of the Oxford movement, and Regius professor of Hebrew and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford.
I may not part from thee until in knightly encounter in the field some overmatching champion shall fairly win and fairly wear me.
To illustrate the effect of slavery on the white man,--to show that he has no powers of endurance, in such a condition, superior to those of his black brother,--DANIEL O'CONNELL, the distinguished advocate of universal emancipation, and the mighti- est champion of prostrate but not conquered Ireland, relates the following anecdote in a speech delivered by him in the Conciliation Hall, Dublin, before the Loyal National Repeal Association, March 31, 1845.
You are a boastful champion,' replied Heathcliff; 'but I don't like you well enough to hurt him: you shall get the full benefit of the torment, as long as it lasts.
Tha'lt end wi' winnin' th' Belt an' bein' champion prize-fighter of all England.
This is a fellow,' she said, 'to champion and bring here, is he not?
He will not be of much use to us, though he is a devoted champion of liberty in blank verse, and dedicates his works to Mazzini, etc.
Dorothea, seeing how short and slight his attire was, would not go in to witness the battle between her champion and her opponent.
But the good champion Ethelred, now entering within the door, was sore enraged and amazed to perceive no signal of the maliceful hermit; but, in the stead thereof, a dragon of a scaly and prodigious demeanour, and of a fiery tongue, which sate in guard before a palace of gold, with a floor of silver; and upon the wall there hung a shield of shining brass with this legend enwritten--
David offered himself to Saul to fight with Goliath, the Philistine champion, and, to give him courage, Saul armed him with his own weapons; which David rejected as soon as he had them on his back, saying he could make no use of them, and that he wished to meet the enemy with his sling and his knife.