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1. A series of military operations undertaken to achieve a large-scale objective during a war: Grant's Vicksburg campaign secured the entire Mississippi for the Union.
2. An operation or series of operations energetically pursued to accomplish a purpose: an advertising campaign for a new product; a candidate's political campaign.
intr.v. cam·paigned, cam·paign·ing, cam·paigns
To engage in an operation planned to achieve a certain goal: an army that campaigned across the entire continent; a group that campaigned for human rights.

[French campagne, from Italian campagna, field, military operation, from Late Latin campānia, open country, battlefield, from Latin campus, field; see campus.]

cam·paign′er n.
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Noun1.campaigning - the campaign of a candidate to be electedcampaigning - the campaign of a candidate to be elected
whistle-stop tour - a tour by a candidate as part of a political campaign in which a series of small towns are visited; "in 1948 Truman crossed the country several times on his whistle-stop tours"
crusade, campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
front-porch campaign, front-porch campaigning - a campaign in which the candidate makes speeches but does not travel; "William McKinley's dignified front-porch campaign won him the presidency in 1896"; "her approach was the opposite of a passive front-porch campaign"
hustings - the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)
whispering campaign - the organized dissemination of derogatory rumors designed to discredit a candidate
stumping - campaigning for something by making political speeches (stump speeches)
References in classic literature ?
Miller, I had indeed to go campaigning before, but I was barbed from counter to tail, and a man went along to groom me; and now I cannot understand what ailed me to prefer the mill before the battle.
When Democrats raise questions about his past personal money woes, he dismisses them as negative campaigning, suggesting his opaque financial past has no bearing on public policy decisions.
org whiz who helped Dean revolutionize Internet campaigning, has a similar mandate in the Kerry campaign, and is getting similar results: As of the end of June, Internet donations have led all other forms of fundraising for the campaign, breaking even Dean campaign records and contributing to Kerry's recent two-to-one fundraising edge over Bush.
I even enjoyed campaigning, unlike some of my colleagues.
Because state laws prohibit public employees from campaigning on ballot issues during work hours, these dedicated men and women volunteered their own time to work on the campaign.