Champion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtʃæmpiən|  American pronunciation of the word champion
Brit.  |ˈtʃampɪən|  British pronunciation of the word champion

noun

- someone who has won first place in a competition (syn: champ, title-holder)
- someone who fights for a cause (syn: fighter, hero, paladin)
- a person who backs a politician or a team etc. (syn: admirer, booster, friend, protagonist, supporter)
- someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field (syn: ace, adept, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz, wizard)

verb

- protect or fight for as a champion (syn: defend)

adjective

- holding first place in a contest(syn: prizewinning)

Examples

the heavyweight boxing champion of the world

Our team will play the defending champions next week.

He was a champion for the working classes.

She is a lawyer who champions children's rights.

Our senator championed the idea of lowering taxes.

The champion who won the ancient fortress.

She championed the cause of religious freedom.

She's going to race the champion.

Many fans were surprised by the champion's retirement.

his reign as heavyweight boxing champion

An outsider defeated the champion!

Last year's champion was humbled by an unknown newcomer.

...a heavyweight champion who was famous for his entertaining grandiloquence prior to every match...

...the years of training required to become a champion gymnast...

...the candidate's opponents are working overtime to paint him as a champion of extreme leftism...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: champion
he/she/it: champions
present participle: championing
past tense: championed
past participle: championed
noun
singular: champion
plural: champions
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