champaign


cham·paign

noun \sham-ˈpān\

Definition of CHAMPAIGN

1
:  an expanse of level open country :  plain
2
archaic :  battlefield
champaign adjective

Examples of CHAMPAIGN

  1. <after days of trudging through dense forest, the explorers came upon a vast champaign>

Origin of CHAMPAIGN

Middle English champaine, from Anglo-French champaigne, from Late Latin campania — more at campaign
First Known Use: 15th century

Cham·paign

geographical name \sham-ˈpān\

Definition of CHAMPAIGN

city E cen Illinois pop 81,055

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: champers
Previous Word in the Dictionary: champagnize
All Words Near: champaign

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up champaign? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).