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

Example Sentences

The team hasn't won a championship in 30 years. the Yankees have won the championship many times
Recent Examples on the Web Meeke won, but drew a penalty for the contact, allowing the American to claim a championship point instead. Joan Meiners, The Arizona Republic, 30 Nov. 2022 He was joined by Ted Kitchel and Randy Wittman, who played for Knight and were on the 1981 national championship team. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, 30 Nov. 2022 Smith is a Buckeye legacy as the son of former OSU All-American defensive lineman Will Smith, who was part of the 2002 national championship team. Stephen Means, cleveland, 30 Nov. 2022 Harden never delivered the Rockets an elusive championship despite the dominance, and falling to the Warriors in the 2018 and 2019 playoffs effectively hastened the end of his Houston tenure. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 30 Nov. 2022 To summer 2019, when playoff quitter Kyrie Irving bolted for the Nets, Horford accepted a massive Sixers offer, and Ainge’s championship blueprints were presumably left in tatters. Chad Finn, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Nov. 2022 Border officials seized more than 400 fraudulent Super Bowl championship rings this month and said they were headed to an Illinois residence. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 29 Nov. 2022 Ahead of Saturday’s AAC championship against UCF, Fritz addressed the coaching rumors with his team. Jason Beede, Orlando Sentinel, 29 Nov. 2022 Since 2000, the Tornadoes have made it to the semifinals six times (not including 2022 and the championship and runner-up seasons) and have lost in the opening round just three times. al, 29 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of championship was in 1791

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Cite this Entry

“Championship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/championship. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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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