- military operations for a specific objective.
- Obsolete.the military operations of an army in the field for one season.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- camp stove,
- camp, walter chauncey,
- campaign button,
- campaign chest,
- campaign finance reform,
- campaign fund,
- campaign furniture
Origin of campaign
Examples from the Web for campaign
But the inability to measure progress in the ISIS campaign is widespread.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The U.S. campaign against ISIS leans on two pillars: conducting airstrikes, and beefing up local forces.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Recall how Clinton returned to Arkansas from the campaign trail to preside over the execution of a mentally disabled man.
Among the characters to be portrayed were the people I had written about—the unsung heroes of the Selma campaign.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The campaign was known to palace insiders as “Operation Mrs. PB.”Pulled Documentary Says William Felt ‘Used’ by Charles’ Push for Camilla|Tom Sykes|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the first place her husband's campaign is by no means unpromising.Sleep Walking and Moon Walking|Isidor Isaak Sadger
The Austrian campaign of 1809 called him from these congenial labours to the even more congenial operations of war.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
But I am sure that this campaign will be waged upon a plan altogether above personal consideration.Speeches of Benjamin Harrison|Benjamin Harrison
Dec. 30—Anti-war riots throughout the country; Servian campaign is abandoned.
He meditated and calculated day and night, and formed great plans of campaign to collect the most absolutely necessary cash.Dame Care|Hermann Sudermann
Word Origin for campaign
1640s, "operation of an army in the field," from French campagne "campaign," literally "open country," from Old French champagne "countryside, open country" (suited to military maneuvers), from Late Latin campania "level country" (source of Italian campagna, Spanish campaña, Portuguese campanha), from Latin campus "a field" (see campus). Old armies spent winters in quarters and took to the "open field" to seek battle in summer. Extension of meaning from military to political is American English, 1809.
1701, from campaign (n.). Political sense is from 1801. Related: Campaigned; campaigning.