noun cham·pi·on \ˈcham-pē-ən\

: someone or something (such as a team or an animal) that has won a contest or competition especially in sports

: someone who fights or speaks publicly in support of a person, belief, cause, etc.

Full Definition of CHAMPION

:  a militant advocate or defender <a champion of civil rights>
:  one that does battle for another's rights or honor <God will raise me up a champion — Sir Walter Scott>
:  a winner of first prize or first place in competition; also :  one who shows marked superiority <a champion at selling>

Examples of CHAMPION

  1. the heavyweight boxing champion of the world
  2. Our team will play the defending champions next week.
  3. the newly crowned national champions
  4. He was a champion for the working classes.

Origin of CHAMPION

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin campion-, campio, of West Germanic origin; akin to Old English cempa warrior
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with CHAMPION



: to fight or speak publicly in support of (a person, belief, cause, etc.)

Full Definition of CHAMPION

transitive verb
archaic :  challenge, defy
:  to protect or fight for as a champion
:  to act as militant supporter of :  uphold, advocate <always champions the cause of the underdog>

Examples of CHAMPION

  1. She is a lawyer who champions children's rights.
  2. Our senator championed the idea of lowering taxes.

First Known Use of CHAMPION



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