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Noun: champion  cham-pee-un
  1. Someone who has won first place in a competition
    - champ [informal], title-holder
  2. Someone who fights for a cause
    - fighter, hero, paladin [archaic]
  3. A person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    "all their champions came out for the game";
    - supporter, protagonist, admirer, booster, friend
  4. Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    - ace [informal], adept, sensation, maven [US, informal], mavin [US, informal], virtuoso, genius, hotshot [informal], star, superstar, whiz [informal], whizz [informal], wizard [informal], wiz [informal], megastar [informal]
Verb: champion  cham-pee-un
  1. Protect or fight for as a champion
    - defend
Adjective: champion  cham-pee-un
  1. Holding first place in a contest
    "a champion show dog";
    - prizewinning

Derived forms: champions, championing, championed

See also: best

Type of: advocate, advocator, back, challenger, competition, competitor, contender, defender, endorse, expert, exponent, guardian, indorse, plump for, plunk for, proponent, protector, rival, shielder, support

Encyclopedia: Champion, OH