Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “campaign”

See all translations

campaign

noun [C] uk   /kæmˈpeɪn/ us  
C1 a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim: The protests were part of their campaign against the proposed building development in the area. This is the latest act of terrorism in a long-standing and bloody campaign of violence. The endless public appearances are an inevitable part of an election campaign. She's the campaign organizer for the Labour Party. The government have just launched (= begun) their annual Christmas campaign to stop drunken driving. a controversial new advertising campaignC1 a group of connected actions or movements that forms part of a war: a bombing campaign
More examples

campaign

verb [I] uk   /kæmˈpeɪn/ us  
C1 to organize a series of activities to try to achieve something: [+ to infinitive] They've been campaigning for years to get him out of prison. He's spending a lot of his time at the moment campaigning for/on behalf of the Conservative Party. They're busy campaigning against the building of a new motorway near here.
More examples
(Definition of campaign from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of campaign?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “campaign” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

punt

a long, narrow boat with a flat bottom and a square area at each end, moved by a person standing on one of the square areas and pushing a long pole against the bottom of the river

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More