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Definition of "champion" []

  • One that wins first place or first prize in a competition. (noun)
  • One that is clearly superior or has the attributes of a winner: a champion at teaching. (noun)
  • An ardent defender or supporter of a cause or another person: a champion of the homeless. (noun)
  • One who fights; a warrior. (noun)
  • To fight for, defend, or support as a champion: championed the cause of civil rights. See Synonyms at support. (verb-transitive)

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 "champion" in a sentence
  • "Via a bloodthirsty class warrior Democratic flack: "A real estate lawyer, Cantor earned the nickname 'champion of the overdog' in the General Assembly for legislation such as a bill to give fuel tax refunds for pleasure boats.""
  • "Fred ♪ ♫ ♪ says: maybe the states rights troll can tell us who their champion is as the republicans under bush overrode states rights in California over possession of weed. federal law took prescedent and people went to jail who were obeying the laws of their state."
  • "This weekend, either the New England Patriots or New York Giants will earn the title "champion" at the Super Bowl, and be treated to a victory parade in Boston or New York City as a result."