Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
level and open country
Not to be confused with:
champagne – sparkling wine; a pale yellow-gray
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree
A city of east-central Illinois east-northeast of Springfield. Along with the adjoining town of Urbana, it is the site of the University of Illinois' largest campus (established 1867).
A stretch of level and open country; a plain.
[Middle English champain, from Old French champainge, from Late Latin campānia; see campaign.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Physical Geography) Also called: campagna an expanse of open level or gently undulating country
2. (Military) an obsolete word for battlefield
[C14: from Old French champaigne, from Late Latin campānia; see campaign]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. level, open country; plain.
2. Obs. a battlefield.adj.
3. level and open: champaign fields.
[1350–1400; Middle English champai(g)ne < Middle French champa(i)gne < Latin campānia; see campaign]
a city in E Illinois, adjoining Urbana. 59,150.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||champaign - extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"|
flat - a level tract of land; "the salt flats of Utah"
flood plain, floodplain - a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to flooding
dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, earth, land - the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"
llano - an extensive grassy and nearly treeless plain (especially in Latin America)
peneplain, peneplane - a more or less level land surface representing an advanced stage of erosion undisturbed by crustal movements
snowfield - a permanent wide expanse of snow
steppe - extensive plain without trees (associated with eastern Russia and Siberia)
tundra - a vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the subsoil is permanently frozen
|2.||Champaign - a university town in east central Illinois adjoining Urbana|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.