Definition of championship noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtʃæmpiənʃɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃæmpiənʃɪp//
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  1. 1(also championships [plural]) a competition to find the best player or team in a particular sport the National Basketball Association Championship He won a silver medal at the European Championships.
  2. 2the position of being a champion They've held the championship for the past two years.
  3. 3the Championship the football (soccer ) league in England and Wales that has the second best teams in it, after the Premier League
  4. Extra examplesHe’s won the championship for the third time in a row. I saw him play at last year’s tennis championship. Over thirty children will compete in the swimming championships. She has won four major championships in the last five years. She managed to retain the championship. The Red Sox celebrated their championship with an extraordinary four-hour parade. The championships are to be held in Rome. Who holds the championship at the moment? the teams in the championship He needs to gain maximum points at the two remaining championship races. They’ve held the championship for the past two years. This match will be crucial to Kent’s hopes of retaining the County championship. the World Sports Car Championship
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: championship