Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “champion”

champion

noun [C] uk   /ˈtʃæm.pi.ən/ us  

champion noun [C] (WINNER)

B1 (informal champ) someone or something, especially a person or animal, that has beaten all other competitors in a competition: an Olympic champion She is the world champion for the third year in succession. The defending champion will play his first match of the tournament tomorrow. Who are the reigning European football champions?

champion noun [C] (SUPPORTER)

C2 a person who enthusiastically supports, defends, or fights for a person, belief, right, or principle: She has long been a champion of prisoners' rights/the disabled/free speech.

champion

verb [T] uk   /ˈtʃæm.pi.ən/ us  
to support, defend, or fight for a person, belief, right, or principle enthusiastically: He has championed constitutional reform for many years.

champion

adjective, exclamation uk   /ˈtʃæm.pi.ən/ Northern English informal us  
(Definition of champion from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of champion?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “champion” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

from the word go

from the start of something

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More