championship

noun
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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Synonyms for championship

Synonyms

crown, title

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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

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In his six seasons with Golden State, Iguodala was a core member of three championship teams. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Warriors to retire Andre Iguodala’s number at Chase Center," 7 July 2019 Mets apologize for video tribute When the Mets honored their 1969 World Series championship team last weekend, a video montage of players who had died included outfielder Jim Gosger and lefthander Jesse Hudson. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, "With just one trade deadline, baseball GMs are under the gun," 6 July 2019 The New York Mets publicly apologized to two living members of its 1969 World Series championship team who were included in a video montage of dead players during the team's 50th anniversary celebration. CBS News, "Mets apologize for including living members of 1969 championship team in montage of dead players," 1 July 2019 In the latest embarrassment for the New York Mets, the team has publicly apologized to two living members of its 1969 World Series championship team who were included in a video montage of dead players during the 50th anniversary celebration. chicagotribune.com, "Mets apologize to 2 living members of its 1969 World Series team who were included in a video montage of dead players," 1 July 2019 Those championship teams also included three of Weatherspoon’s best friends: Kendarius Smith, Anfernee Parker and Moses Greenwood. Tom Orsborn, ExpressNews.com, "Quinndary Weatherspoon’s journey to Spurs began in hardscrabble hometown," 1 July 2019 Following preliminary games, the top eight teams of the 32 involved will be seeded in a tournament, which culminates with a championship game on July 15. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks summer league roster includes Sterling Brown, D.J. Wilson, but not Donte DiVincenzo," 1 July 2019 Adley focused on baseball his next two years, earning College World Series Most Outstanding Player honors on the Beavers’ national championship team his sophomore year while hitting .408/.505/.628. Nathan Ruiz, baltimoresun.com, "Adley Rutschman's signing brings Orioles scout full circle: 'He really made it about connecting with the family'," 28 June 2019 Little was part of Seattle's WNBA championship team in 2010. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "Phoenix Mercury have played the fewest games in the WNBA, but that's about to change," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of championship

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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championship

noun

English Language Learners Definition of championship

: 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

noun
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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