champaign

noun cham·paign \ sham-ˈpān \

Definition of champaign

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

champaign

adjective

Examples of champaign in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of champaign

Middle English champaine, from Anglo-French champaigne, from Late Latin campania — more at campaign

champaign Synonyms


Champaign

geographical name Cham·paign \ sham-ˈpān \

Definition of Champaign

city in east central Illinois adjoining the city of Urbana population 81,055


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