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champaign

1

[ sham-peyn ]

noun

  1. level, open country; plain.
  2. Obsolete. a battlefield.


adjective

  1. level and open:

    champaign fields.

Champaign

2

[ sham-peyn ]

noun

  1. a city in E Illinois, adjoining Urbana.

champaign

/ ʃæmˈpeɪn /

noun

  1. Also calledcampagna an expanse of open level or gently undulating country
  2. an obsolete word for battlefield


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Word History and Origins

Origin of champaign1

1350–1400; Middle English champai ( g ) ne < Middle French champa ( i ) gne < Latin campānia; campaign

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Word History and Origins

Origin of champaign1

C14: from Old French champaigne, from Late Latin campānia; see campaign

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Example Sentences

Too few people may want to fly from Champaign, Illinois, to Denver, Colorado, for example, to support a regular direct flight.

Peers in Vancouver, New York, Champaign-Urbana, and Glasgow are building similar facilities.

Smith said of the planned trip to Champaign, “We had made adjustments on Friday to fly up on Saturday morning,” before calling off even that.

Both alternate between the past and the present; both feature Urbana-Champaign as a significant setting.

There are also practitioners of this dark art in Portland, Oregon; Champaign, Illinois; and … the Upper East Side of Manhattan?

And since 1999, he hosted the Roger Ebert Film Festival in Champaign, Illinois, home to the University of Illinois.

She studied creative writing and got an M.B.A. in marketing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He won a masters in engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after studying there as an undergrad.

In 1865 he removed to the middle west, settling in Champaign county, Illinois, where he resided for a decade.

Soon afterward he removed to Champaign county, Illinois, where he was engaged in farming up to the time of his death.

That is the big champaign, coated with two feet of snow, where a great Action is now to go forward.

It was like the escarped rampart of a stupendous fortress, whose glacis was the beach, and whose champaign the ocean.

Nassau has already seized Budweis; and it is a habitable champaign country in comparison.

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