Meaning of champion

cham•pi•on

Pronunciation: (cham'pē-un), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions, so as to hold first place: the heavyweight boxing champion.
  2. anything that takes first place in competition: the champion of a cattle show.
  3. an animal that has won a certain number of points in officially recognized shows: This dog is a champion.
  4. a person who fights for or defends any person or cause: a champion of the oppressed.
  5. a fighter or warrior.
—v.t.
  1. to act as champion of; defend; support: to champion a cause.
  2. to defy.
—adj.
  1. first among all contestants or competitors.
  2. first-rate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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