Indeed, those you barely know seem to champion your career or creative efforts.
And while Serena and Venus continue to be the beacon of the sport, no outright future champion has made his or her stamp.
The Tea Party types do not hesitate to champion their views.
The main political parties all claim to champion gender equality.
We must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform.
Although Renee was the champion at throwing goals, Berenice risked the score rather than give the play to the center.
With this hammer in his hand none can withstand Thor, our champion.
As soon as I find a champion, I am going to concentrate all my energy and all my talent on falling dead in love with him.'
As the sun was sinking the champion in the boat went over the sea.
When Margaret heard the news of her champion's defeat her courage seemed at first to forsake her.
early 13c., "doughty fighting man, valorous combatant," also (c.1300) "one who fights on behalf of another or others," from Old French champion "combatant, champion in single combat" (12c.), from Late Latin campionem (nominative campio) "gladiator, fighter, combatant in the field," from Latin campus "field (of combat);" see campus. Had been borrowed earlier by Old English as cempa. Sports sense in reference to "first-place performer in some field" is recorded from 1730.
"to fight for, defend, protect," 1820 (Scott) in a literal sense, from champion (n.). Figurative use by 1830. Earlier it meant "to challenge" (c.1600). Related: Championed; championing.
(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."