- 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)
Origin of campaign
Synonyms for campaign
Examples from the Web for campaigner
Contemporary Examples of campaigner
Voter fraud isn't our problem,” said Matthew Singer, a veteran ‘get out the vote’ campaigner, “Terribly managed systems [are].GOP-Backed Voter Fraud Laws Aim To Disenfranchise Students
September 4, 2012
Fouad Abaza, a Shafiq campaigner in the Nile Delta, listened on the radio to the press conference in Cairo, cheering along.Egypt’s Fractious Presidential Race Reflects a Country Deeply Divided
June 14, 2012
Obama remains the most vulnerable incumbent in modern memory, and Mitt is certainly improving as a campaigner.Mitt Romney’s Unfavorable Ratings Have Been Rising Since Iowa
February 1, 2012
In fact, one of the appealing things about Cain the campaigner is that he seems to be having fun.'Tired' Cain Campaign Slows Down
October 28, 2011
Those closest to her thought she had lost her effectiveness as a campaigner.'Tricky Dick' vs. the Pink Lady
November 16, 2009
Historical Examples of campaigner
He passed into the Campaigner's keeping, from which alone he was rescued by the summons of pallid death.
The campaigner had an additional motive in thus providing for her eldest darling.Caught in a Trap
John C. Hutcheson
Crook was an old Indian campaigner who thoroughly understood the nature of the difficult task before him.The Greater Republic
"You might at least have been so kind as to give me notice," says the Campaigner, still majestic, but ironical.
Whispering Smith was too experienced a campaigner to complain.Whispering Smith
Frank H. Spearman
Word Origin for campaign
1701, from campaign (n.). Political sense is from 1801. Related: Campaigned; campaigning.
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.