Champion
Champion Cham"pi*on (ch[a^]m"p[i^]*[u^]n), n. [F. champion, fr. LL.campio, of German origin; cf. OHG. chempho, chemphio, fighter, champf, G. kampf, contest; perh. influenced by L. campus field, taken in the sense of ``field of battle.''] 1. One who engages in any contest; especially one who in ancient times contended in single combat in behalf of another's honor or rights; or one who now acts or speaks in behalf of a person or a cause; a defender; an advocate; a hero. [1913 Webster]

A stouter champion never handled sword. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Champions of law and liberty. --Fisher Ames. [1913 Webster]

2. One who by defeating all rivals, has obtained an acknowledged supremacy in any branch of athletics or game of skill, and is ready to contend with any rival; as, the champion of England. [1913 Webster]

Note: Champion is used attributively in the sense of surpassing all competitors; overmastering; as, champion pugilist; champion chess player.

Syn: Leader; chieftain; combatant; hero; warrior; defender; protector. [1913 Webster]


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