Definition of championship in English:

championship

noun

  • 1A contest for the position of champion in a sport, often involving a series of games or matches.

    • ‘The next long course championships for most of our swimmers will be the Commonwealth Games next year.’
    • ‘Last night's final in a rainy Stade de France was Campbell's eighth race of the championship.’
    • ‘For the first time, an NFL championship game would be decided in sudden-death overtime.’
    • ‘Since then the pair have travelled the country competing in the championship's monthly race meetings.’
    • ‘Surely the old master will accept, double him straight back and win the game and the championship?’
    • ‘Walkden now need only one point from their remaining four games to clinch the championship.’
    • ‘He thought he had got their attention when he made the World championship semifinals.’
    • ‘Apart from the fine display of hurling this was also one of the real sporting games of the championship.’
    • ‘Leicester move into fourth place but still have a lot of work to do to seal their place in the championship play-offs.’
    • ‘A victory will give one side a considerable edge in the championship race but defeat won't be the end for the loser.’
    • ‘Zambia has met Egypt in the final qualifier of the biennial championship and will play the first leg at home.’
    • ‘Indeed they had already kicked more points than in any other game of the championship.’
    • ‘So my aim in the Asian championship was to play games that would be entertaining to the spectators.’
    • ‘She had won three national championships and a bronze medal in the Balkan Championships.’
    • ‘I remember he came back for the championship game and the coach put him in and I was really upset.’
    • ‘The winner of each division would meet in a championship game at the end of the season.’
    • ‘It is an almost perfect match-up, which could produce the game of the championship.’
    • ‘But we lost both matches in the championship and the league, and I didn't enjoy that one bit.’
    • ‘A world championship biking event is coming to England for the first time and will be staged in the local area.’
    • ‘Things are a little different here, as I was to see in one of my first championship matches.’
    competition, contest, championship, series, meeting, meet, event, match, trial, bout, fixture
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    1. 1.1The position or title of winner in a contest or sport.
      • ‘We did not manage to defend our championship title, but this tournament was really outstanding.’
      • ‘Two years ago its players created history, capturing the county championship for the first time ever.’
      • ‘So what drives them on in search of their fourth national championship title?’
      • ‘This allowed Stirling to go on to add the title to his Bishopscourt championship.’
      • ‘There's no doubting the raw materials they have to construct a championship contender.’
      • ‘Celtic fulfilled a fixture and moved towards a successful defence of their championship yesterday.’
      • ‘Petter Solberg clinched his first world rally championship by winning the Wales Rally GB on Sunday.’
      • ‘He then captured the jockeys' championship in his second season with a record of 182 winners.’
      • ‘They won seven Mid Ulster titles, seven Ulster titles and three Irish championships.’
      • ‘These two titles in Barcelona take his world championship tally of titles to five.’
      • ‘And he netted the first goal against Manchester City to clinch the league championship at Maine Road in 1960.’
      • ‘The Laois housewife and mother won yet another senior national cross-country championship at the Aer Lingus Sports Centre on Sunday.’
      • ‘If you are here playing for Rangers you are expected to deliver trophies and the most important one is the championship.’
      • ‘Their defence of the Scottish championship may be surrendered before they kick another ball.’
      • ‘Although he has won the Pike Hills Scratch Trophy several times, the club championship had eluded him in the past.’
      • ‘What a sensational way to win a first ever county minor football championship title.’
      • ‘The two rivals have been engaged in previous tough tussles for the national championship title.’
      • ‘In 1964 he captured the heavyweight championship for the first time in a surprising sixth-round technical knockout of Sonny Liston.’
      • ‘McCoy is cruising to his seventh consecutive jockey's championship.’
      • ‘Menlo College, who was ranked fourth in the division, captured the championship for the first time ever.’
  • 2The vigorous support or defense of someone or something.

    ‘Alan's championship of his estranged wife’
    • ‘When C. P. Scott died, the innumerable tributes to him all emphasized his courage and integrity, his humanitarianism and his championship of unpopular causes.’
    • ‘Such people are not notable for their championship of libertarian causes outside the economic field.’
    • ‘That would at least be in line with his long-established championship of lost causes.’
    adoption, embracing, taking up, taking to, taking to one's heart, enthusiastic reception, wholehearted reception, acceptance, welcome
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Pronunciation:

championship

/ˈCHampēənˌSHip/