championship

[ cham-pee-uh n-ship ]
/ ˈtʃæm pi ənˌʃɪp /

noun

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.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of championship

First recorded in 1815–25; champion + -ship

OTHER WORDS FROM championship

pre·cham·pi·on·ship, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for championship

British Dictionary definitions for championship

championship
/ (ˈtʃæmpɪənˌʃɪp) /

noun

(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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012