cham·​pi·​on·​ship | \ ˈcham-pē-ən-ˌship How to pronounce championship (audio) \

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

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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 Danville won three of four, but every game was close, including their regional championship bout (2-0 Danville). Brian Haenchen, The Indianapolis Star, 10 May 2022 Western High School baseball coach Onel Garcia wasn’t sure what to expect this season — certainly not the first district championship in school history. Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel, 10 May 2022 Hereford junior Maddy Izzo scored the game-winning goal with 2:12 left in the second overtime to lift Hereford (13-1) to a 13-12 victory over Towson (10-3) in the Baltimore County girls championship game held at Catonsville High. Craig Clary, Baltimore Sun, 10 May 2022 If Orlando wins, the Lions will have three more games to win before reaching the championship match later in the year. Austin David, Orlando Sentinel, 10 May 2022 Meanwhile, Max Verstappen used an aggressive early pass on Formula One championship leader Charles Leclerc then controlled the inaugural Miami Grand Prix to pick up his third win of the season. Mark Heim |, al, 9 May 2022 Granada Hills hasn’t won a City upper division baseball championship since 1984. Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 The racecar completed laps of the legendary 2.2-mile circuit with a Lotus exec and former British GT championship winner at the wheel. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 9 May 2022 With Season 1 ending at the inception of the Lakers' 1980s dynasty following the team heroically winning the 1980 NBA championship, Winning Time's season seems all but locked to take us into the dynasty's later years. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 9 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of championship

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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13 May 2022

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“Championship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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cham·​pi·​on·​ship | \ ˈcham-pē-ən-ˌship How to pronounce championship (audio) \

Kids Definition of championship

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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