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champion


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Champion  \Cham"pi*on\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Championed};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Championing}.]  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  2.  To  furnish  with  a  champion;  to  attend  or  defend  as 
  champion;  to  support  or  maintain;  to  protect. 
 
  Championed  or  unchampioned  thou  diest.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  champion 
  adj  1:  clearly  superior  or  having  the  attributes  of  a  winner;  "a 
  champion  at  teaching" 
  2:  holding  first  place  in  a  contest;  "a  champion  show  dog";  "a 
  prizewinning  wine"  [syn:  {prizewinning}] 
  n  1:  someone  who  has  won  first  place  in  a  competition  [syn:  {champ}, 
  {title-holder}] 
  2:  someone  who  fights  for  a  cause  [syn:  {fighter},  {hero},  {paladin}] 
  3:  a  person  who  backs  a  politician  or  a  team  etc.;  "all  their 
  supporters  came  out  for  the  game";  "they  are  friends  of 
  the  library"  [syn:  {supporter},  {protagonist},  {admirer}, 
  {booster},  {friend}] 
  v  :  protect  or  fight  for  as  a  champion  [syn:  {defend}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Champion,  MI 
  Zip  code(s):  49814 
  Champion,  NE 
  Zip  code(s):  69023 
  Champion,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  15622 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Champion 
  (1  Sam.  17:4,  23),  properly  "the  man  between  the  two,"  denoting 
  the  position  of  Goliath  between  the  two  camps.  Single  combats  of 
  this  kind  at  the  head  of  armies  were  common  in  ancient  times.  In 
  ver.  51  this  word  is  the  rendering  of  a  different  Hebrew  word 
  and  properly  denotes  "a  mighty  man." 
 




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