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English adjective: champion

1. champion holding first place in a contest

SamplesA champion show dog.
A prizewinning wine.




English noun: champion

1. champion (person) someone who has won first place in a competition

Synonymschamp, title-holder

Broader (hypernym)challenger, competition, competitor, contender, rival

Narrower (hyponym)record-breaker, record-holder

2. champion (person) someone who fights for a cause

Synonymsfighter, hero, paladin

Broader (hypernym)defender, guardian, protector, shielder

3. champion (person) a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

SamplesAll their supporters came out for the game.
They are friends of the library.

Synonymsadmirer, booster, friend, protagonist, supporter

Broader (hypernym)advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent

Narrower (hyponym)anglophil, anglophile, believer, Boswell, cheerleader, Confederate, corporatist, endorser, enthusiast, Francophil, Francophile, free trader, functionalist, Graecophile, indorser, Jacobite, loyalist, mainstay, maintainer, New Dealer, partisan, partizan, philhellene, philhellenist, pillar, ratifier, Roundhead, seconder, Shavian, stalwart, subscriber, sustainer, sympathiser, sympathizer, toaster, truster, upholder, verifier, voucher, wassailer, well-wisher, Whig

4. champion (person) someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Synonymsace, adept, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz, wizard

Broader (hypernym)expert

Narrower (hyponym)track star

English verb: champion

1. champion (competition) protect or fight for as a champion


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support

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