Definition of championship in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃampɪənʃɪp/


1A contest for the position of champion in a sport or game: the final round of the championship will be in Japan the team’s final match before the European championships [with modifier]: the world chess championship [as modifier]: a championship course
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  • For the first time, an NFL championship game would be decided in sudden-death overtime.
  • The winner of each division would meet in a championship game at the end of the season.
  • Apart from the fine display of hurling this was also one of the real sporting games of the championship.
1.1The position or title of the winner of a championship contest: Louise Gibson retained the women’s championship
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  • This allowed Stirling to go on to add the title to his Bishopscourt championship.
  • The two rivals have been engaged in previous tough tussles for the national championship title.
  • These two titles in Barcelona take his world championship tally of titles to five.
1.2 (the Championship) The second division of professional soccer in England and Wales.
2 [mass noun] The vigorous support or defence of a person or cause: Alan’s championship of his estranged wife
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  • That would at least be in line with his long-established championship of lost causes.
  • Such people are not notable for their championship of libertarian causes outside the economic field.
  • When C. P. Scott died, the innumerable tributes to him all emphasized his courage and integrity, his humanitarianism and his championship of unpopular causes.
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