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champion

 
Adjective champion has 1 sense
  1. champion, prizewinning - holding first place in a contest; "a champion show dog"; "a prizewinning wine"
    Antonym: worst (indirect, via best)
Noun champion has 4 senses
  1. champion, champ, title-holder - someone who has won first place in a competition
    --1 is a kind of rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender
    --1 has particulars: record-breaker, record-holder
  2. champion, fighter, hero, paladin - someone who fights for a cause
    --2 is a kind of defender, guardian, protector, shielder
    Derived form: verb champion1
  3. supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
    --3 is a kind of advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent
    --3 has particulars:
     anglophile, anglophil; believer, truster; Boswell; cheerleader; Confederate; enthusiast, partisan, partizan; Francophile, Francophil; free trader; functionalist; Jacobite; loyalist, stalwart; New Dealer; philhellene, philhellenist, Graecophile; pillar, mainstay; Roundhead; seconder; Shavian; subscriber, endorser, indorser, ratifier; sympathizer, sympathiser, well-wisher; toaster, wassailer; upholder, maintainer, sustainer; voucher, verifier; Whig
    Derived form: verb champion1
  4. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    --4 is a kind of expert
    --4 has particulars: track star
Verb champion has 1 sense
  1. champion, defend - protect or fight for as a champion
    --1 is one way to back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support
    Derived forms: noun champion3, noun champion2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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