championship

noun

cham·​pi·​on·​ship ˈcham-pē-ən-ˌship How to pronounce championship (audio)
1
: designation as champion
2
: the act of championing : defense
his championship of freedom of speech
3
: a contest held to determine a champion

Examples of championship in a Sentence

The team hasn't won a championship in 30 years. the Yankees have won the championship many times
Recent Examples on the Web Winning championships is something Paye knows all about. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 11 Apr. 2024 Nearly 19 million people watched on as Dawn Staley and the South Carolina Gamecocks bested the Iowa Hawkeyes in the women’s NCAA championship game on Sunday afternoon. Raisa Habersham, Miami Herald, 11 Apr. 2024 For the second year in a row, Iowa and Clark came up short in the national championship game, this time losing to South Carolina. Jacob Lev, CNN, 11 Apr. 2024 Chiefs Super Bowl championships by the bundle and multiple Royals World Series games over the past decade have cast a sports spotlight on Kansas City, to be sure. Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star, 11 Apr. 2024 But the later rounds and championship are set for May 18-19 at AT&T Stadium. Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11 Apr. 2024 Green started the rest of the season and was named Offensive MVP in the Broncos’ win over UNLV in the Mountain West championship game. Ron Counts, Idaho Statesman, 11 Apr. 2024 Pairings for the Masters’ first two rounds never disappoint, but maybe tournament officials outdid themselves for 2024 and the 88th edition of the year’s first major golf championship that starts Thursday at Augusta National. Bob Spear, Charlotte Observer, 10 Apr. 2024 The men’s championship game on Monday, April 9 averaged about 14.82 million viewers across three networks, TBS, TNT and TruTV, per THR. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of championship was in 1791

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“Championship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/championship. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

championship

noun
cham·​pi·​on·​ship ˈcham-pē-ən-ˌship How to pronounce championship (audio)
1
: the act of defending as a champion
2
: the position or title of champion
3
: a contest held to find a champion

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