Synonyms for champion

Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : cham-pee-uhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtʃæm pi ən

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Définition of champion

Origin :
  • early 13c., "doughty fighting man, valorous combatant," also (c.1300) "one who fights on behalf of another or others," from Old French champion "combatant, champion in single combat" (12c.), from Late Latin campionem (nominative campio) "gladiator, fighter, combatant in the field," from Latin campus "field (of combat);" see campus. Had been borrowed earlier by Old English as cempa. Sports sense in reference to "first-place performer in some field" is recorded from 1730.
  • adj best, excellent
  • noun defeater in competition; preeminent supporter
  • verb advocate, support
Example sentences :
  • He has proved himself to be the world's champion of human rights.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • "I hurt my leg and cannot ride," quoth the bishop's champion.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He was leaning forward in his eagerness; he looked so zealous to be my champion—so honest!
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • I am too busy backing the Monmouth rooster for the champion stakes.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • There is a gleam of hope; and the girl, as she looks at her champion, loves him.
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • You are its leader and its champion, its advanced guard and its van.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • We are not among those who are prepared to enter the lists as their champion.
  • Extract from : « Graham's Magazine Vol. XXXII No. 2. February 1848 » by Various
  • Having the help of such a champion, I will do my best to maintain my position.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • She was more likely to champion than criticize our ways and habits now.
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Antonyms for champion

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