1. Clearly superior or having the attributes of a winner.
2. Holding first place in a contest; SYN. prizewinning.
ETYM French champion, from Late Lat. campio, of German origin; cf. Old High Germ. chempho, chemphio, fighter, champf, German kampf, contest; perh. influenced by Latin campus field, taken in the sense of.
1. Someone who fights for a cause; SYN. fighter, hero, paladin.
2. Someone who has won first place in a competition; SYN. champ, title-holder.
To protect or fight for as a champion; SYN. defend.