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Meaning of champion by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin campio ( “a champion, combatant in a duel” ), from campus ( “a battle, duel” ), from Latin campus ( “a field, a plain, a place of action” ) .


    champion ( plural: champions )

    1. Someone who has been a winner in a contest .
    2. Someone who is chosen to represent a group of people in a contest .



    1. ( attributive ) Acting as a champion; that has defeated all one's competitors .
    2. ( attributive ) Excellent; beyond compare .
    3. ( predicative ) ( Ireland, colloquial ) Excellent; superb; deserving of high praise .
      "That roller coaster was champion," laughed Vinny .

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    See also

    • Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, 1989


    champion ( third-person singular simple present champions present participle championing, simple past and past participle championed )

    1. ( usually of a cause ) to promote, advocate, or act as a champion for

    External links

    • champion in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • champion in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • champion at OneLook Dictionary Search

Definition of champion by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. Champion ( chămpĭŭn ), n. [F. champion, fr. LL.campio, of German origin; cf. OHG. chempho, chemphio, fighter, champf, G. kampf, contest; perh. influenced by L. campus field, taken in the sense of “field of battle.”]
    1. One who engages in any contest; especially one who in ancient times contended in single combat in behalf of another's honor or rights; or one who now acts or speaks in behalf of a person or a cause; a defender; an advocate; a hero.

    A stouter champion never handled sword. Shak.

    Champions of law and liberty. Fisher Ames.

    2. One who by defeating all rivals, has obtained an acknowledged supremacy in any branch of athletics or game of skill, and is ready to contend with any rival; as, “the champion of England”.

    ☞ Champion is used attributively in the sense of surpassing all competitors; overmastering; as, champion pugilist; champion chess player.

    Syn. -- Leader; chieftain; combatant; hero; warrior; defender; protector.

  2. Champion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Championed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Championing.] [Obs.] Shak.

    2. To furnish with a champion; to attend or defend as champion; to support or maintain; to protect.

    Championed or unchampioned, thou diest. Sir W. Scott.