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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Champ  \Champ\,  v.  i. 
  To  bite  or  chew  impatiently. 
 
  They  began  .  .  .  irefully  to  champ  upon  the  bit. 
  --Hooker. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Champ  \Champ\,  Champe  \Champe\,  n.  [F.  champ,  L.  campus  field.] 
  (Arch.) 
  The  field  or  ground  on  which  carving  appears  in  relief. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Champ  \Champ\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Champed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Champing}.]  [Prob,  of  Scand.  orgin;  cf  dial.  Sw  k["a]msa 
  to  chew  with  difficulty,  champ;  but  cf  also  OF  champier, 
  champeyer  champoyer  to  graze  in  fields,  fr  F.  champ  field, 
  fr  L.  campus.  Cf  {Camp}.] 
  1.  To  bite  with  repeated  action  of  the  teeth  so  as  to  be 
  heard. 
 
  Foamed  and  champed  the  golden  bit.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  bite  into  small  pieces;  to  crunch.  --Steele. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  champ 
  n  :  someone  who  has  won  first  place  in  a  competition  [syn:  {champion}, 
  {title-holder}] 
  v  1:  chafe  at  the  bit,  of  horses 
  2:  chew  noisily  [syn:  {chomp}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Champ,  MO  (village,  FIPS  13078) 
  Location:  38.74373  N,  90.44938  W 
  Population  (1990):  11  (4  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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