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Definition of "campaign" []

  • A series of military operations undertaken to achieve a large-scale objective during a war: Grant's Vicksburg campaign secured the entire Mississippi for the Union. (noun)
  • An operation or series of operations energetically pursued to accomplish a purpose: an advertising campaign for a new product; a candidate's political campaign. (noun)
  • To engage in an operation planned to achieve a certain goal: campaigned through the jungles of Vietnam; campaigned for human rights. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "campaign" in a sentence
  • "John McCain received over $1 million in campaign contributions from »»oil & gas industry companies 1 has over 20 oil company lobbyists running his »»campaign 2 would give big oil companies $3.8 billion in tax breaks »» 3 supports gimmicks (like a Gas Tax Holiday and offshore »»drilling), over real solutions MoveOn. org is supporting the National Day of Action for an Oil-Free President."
  • "Mich. for total of 49 closures this year Almost 10 million Britons watch TV election debate, with third-party underdog coming out top Britain makes history with 1st televised election debate for top candidates PROMISES, PROMISES: Much challenged health care law mirrors Obama 2008 campaign promises UK's Brown calls national election for May 6, beginning of a historic _ and volatile _campaign UK's Brown leaves for Buckingham Palace to ask queen to dissolve Parliament before election Official: Brown to announce national election for May 6, polls show likely winner is unclear Financial crisis panel to hold hearings on risky mortgage loans that crippled banking system Dems seize on GOP sex nightclub spending flap, but Republicans say party chief will survive"
  • "I don’t understand the failure to recognize Republican candidate’s campaign claims to be pro-life for what it is…..campaign rhetoric!"