champaign

noun
cham·​paign | \ sham-ˈpān How to pronounce champaign (audio) \

Definition of champaign

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Champaign

geographical name
Cham·​paign | \ sham-ˈpān How to pronounce Champaign (audio) \

Definition of Champaign (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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champaign adjective

Synonyms for champaign

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of champaign in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of champaign

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for champaign

Noun

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

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The first known use of champaign was in the 15th century

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“Champaign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/champaign. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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