championship

noun cham·pi·on·ship \ -ˌship \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of championship

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

  1. The team hasn't won a championship in 30 years.

  2. the Yankees have won the championship many times

Recent Examples of championship from the Web

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First Known Use of championship

1791

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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championship Synonyms

Synonyms

crown, title;


CHAMPIONSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

championship

Definition of championship for English Language Learners

  • : an important competition that decides which player or team is the best in a particular sport, game, etc.

  • : the title of champion in a sport or game


CHAMPIONSHIP Defined for Kids

championship

noun cham·pi·on·ship \ ˈcham-pē-ən-ˌship \

Definition of championship for Students

1 : the position or title of best or winning player or team in a sport or game of skill
  • The skier was defending her championship.
2 : a contest held to determine the best or winning player or team in a sport or game


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