|1.||[ noun ] (games) someone who has won first place in a competition|
|Related terms:||rival record-breaker|
|2.||[ verb ] protect or fight for as a champion|
|Related terms:||back defender|
|3.||[ noun ] someone who fights for a cause|
|Synonyms:||hero fighter paladin|
|Related terms:||defender infracaninophile crusade|
|4.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1899|
|5.||[ adjective ] holding first place in a contest|
"a champion show dog" "a prizewinning wine"
|6.||[ noun ] someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field|
|Synonyms:||star wizard ace whiz virtuoso sensation hotshot genius whizz maven mavin superstar wiz adept|
|Related terms:||expert track_star star|
|7.||[ adjective ] clearly superior or having the attributes of a winner|
"a champion at teaching"
|8.||[ noun ] a person who backs a politician or a team etc.|
|Synonyms:||supporter admirer protagonist friend booster|
"all their supporters came out for the game" "they are friends of the library"
|Related terms:||advocate convert Confederate loyalist free_trader enthusiast believer seconder subscriber Francophile Whig Jacobite functionalist Cavalier verifier Shavian maintainer sympathizer philhellene boswell new_dealer toaster anglophile Roundhead pillar cheerleader promote defend back|