- the distinction or condition of being a champion: to win a championship.
- advocacy or defense: championship of the underdog.
- championships, a series of competitions or contests to determine a champion: the tennis championships.
Origin of championship
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Examples from the Web for championship
We certainly should not hold a ticker-tape parade for anybody else before then, no matter who wins what championship.It’s Time for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans to Get a Parade of Their Own
November 11, 2014
So in the vein of March Madness, here are my picks for the Final Four of the 2014 GOP championship of crazy.How Long Can the Republicans Hide The Crazy?
September 20, 2014
And his absence is certainly felt at the current World Cup, especially as Germany is on the cusp of a championship.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer
July 12, 2014
Shaquille was suspended for the Southeastern Conference championship game the following day.Shaq, Year One
Charles P. Pierce
May 24, 2014
Then he went out and did so, won the championship, and then stayed on his final bull for several extra seconds.The Death of a Rodeo Cowboy
May 11, 2014
Oakdale did win the championship, without the loss of a single game.Rival Pitchers of Oakdale
He did not know how grateful she was for his championship of his friend.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
Funny the Detroits didn't win the championship this year, isn't it?The Grammar School Boys of Gridley
H. Irving Hancock
Celia had dwelt with pride on her father's championship of their cause.Earth's Enigmas
Charles G. D. Roberts
But if you can speak eleven you will get the championship over me.A Soldier of the Legion
C. N. Williamson
- (sometimes plural) any of various contests held to determine a champion
- the title or status of being a champion
- support for or defence of a cause, person, etc
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Word Origin and History for championship
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