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.
One that beats, conqueror, winner
ETYM Latin victor, from vincere, victum, to vanquish, to conquer. Related to Vanquish.
A combatant who is able to defeat rivals; SYN. master, superior.
1. A gambler who wins a bet.
2. The contestant who wins the contest; SYN. victor.