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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Campaign  \Cam*paign"\,  n.  [F.  campagne,  It  campagna,  fr  L. 
  Campania  the  level  country  about  Naples,  fr  campus  field. 
  See  {Camp},  and  cf  {Champaign},  {Champagne}.] 
  1.  An  open  field;  a  large  open  plain  without  considerable 
  hills.  See{Champaign}.  --Grath. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  A  connected  series  of  military  operations  forming  a 
  distinct  stage  in  a  war;  the  time  during  which  an  army 
  keeps  the  field.  --Wilhelm. 
 
  3.  Political  operations  preceding  an  election;  a  canvass. 
  [Cant,  U.  S.] 
 
  4.  (Metal.)  The  period  during  which  a  blast  furnace  is 
  continuously  in  operation. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Campaign  \Cam*paign"\,  v.  i. 
  To  serve  in  a  campaign. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  campaign 
  n  1:  a  race  between  candidates  for  elective  office  [syn:  {political 
  campaign}] 
  2:  a  series  of  actions  advancing  a  principle  or  tending  toward 
  a  particular  end  "he  supported  populist  campaigns";  "they 
  worked  in  the  cause  of  world  peace";  "the  team  was  ready 
  for  a  drive  toward  the  pennant";  "the  movement  to  end 
  slavery";  "contributed  to  the  war  effort"  [syn:  {cause},  {crusade}, 
  {drive},  {movement},  {effort}] 
  3:  several  related  operations  aimed  at  achieving  a  particular 
  goal  (usually  within  geographical  and  temporal 
  constraints)  [syn:  {military  campaign}] 
  4:  an  overland  journey  by  hunters  (especially  in  Africa)  [syn: 
  {hunting  expedition},  {safari}] 
  v  1:  run  or  stand  for  office  [syn:  {run}] 
  2:  engage  in  a  crusade  for  a  certain  cause  or  person;  "She  is 
  crusading  for  women's  rights"  [syn:  {crusade},  {fight},  {push}, 
  {agitate}] 
  3:  go  on  a  campaign;  go  off  to  war  [syn:  {take  the  field}] 




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