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Meaning of “champion” in the English Dictionary

"champion" in British English

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championnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtʃæm.pi.ən/
  • 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 ​tournamenttomorrow. Who are the ​reigningEuropeanfootball champions?

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  • champion noun [C] (SUPPORTER)

C2 a ​person who ​enthusiasticallysupports, ​defends, or ​fights for a ​person, ​belief, ​right, or ​principle: She has ​long been a champion ofprisoners' ​rights/the ​disabled/​freespeech.

championverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈtʃæm.pi.ən/
to ​support, ​defend, or ​fight for a ​person, ​belief, ​right, or ​principleenthusiastically: He has championed ​constitutionalreform for many ​years.

championadjective, exclamation

uk   us   /ˈtʃæm.pi.ən/ Northern English informal
(Definition of champion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"champion" in American English

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championnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtʃæm·pi·ən/
  • champion noun [C] (WINNER)

(short form champ,  /ˈtʃæmp/ ) someone or something, esp. a ​person or ​animal, that has ​beaten all other competitors in a ​competition: a ​tennis champion
  • champion noun [C] (SUPPORT)

a ​person who ​enthusiasticallysupports, ​defends, or ​fights for a ​belief or ​principle: a champion of ​freespeech
champion
verb [T]  us   /ˈtʃæm·pi·ən/
He championed ​protection of the ​wilderness.
(Definition of champion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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