• WordNet 3.6
    • n championship the act of providing approval and support "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
    • n championship a competition at which a champion is chosen
    • n championship the status of being a champion "he held the title for two years"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Canada beat Denmark 47-0 at the 1949 world hockey championships. new
    • n Championship State of being champion; leadership; supremacy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The 1912, a wrestling match in Stockholm between Finn Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted more than 11 hours. Klein eventually won, but was to tired to participate in the championship match
    • n championship The state or honor of being a champion.
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  • Mike Ditka
    Mike Ditka
    “The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.”
  • Earvin ''Magic'' Johnson
    Earvin ''Magic'' Johnson
    “Everybody on a championship team doesn't get publicity, but everyone can say he's a champion.”
  • Pat Riley
    “Coaches who let a championship team back off from becoming a dynasty are cowards.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Individuals play the game, but teams win championships.”


In literature:

The baseball championship series of the N.Y.I.S.B.B.A.
"Harper's Round Table, May 7, 1895" by Various
By virtue of Beaman's victory the championship silver cup now becomes the permanent property of Lawrenceville.
"Harper's Round Table, June 4, 1895" by Various
These are Gunnison, who took three firsts in the championship games, Mooler, Beasley, Topping, and both Forneys.
"Harper's Round Table, June 11, 1895" by Various
Winners of the Inter-City Championship, Eastern Park, Brooklyn, June 8, 1895.
"Harper's Round Table, June 18, 1895" by Various
Executive Committee, and the championship pennant has been awarded to the protested nine.
"Harper's Round Table, July 2, 1895" by Various
The Interscholastic Tennis Tournament will no doubt be held this year during the first week of the single championships at Newport.
"Harper's Round Table, July 16, 1895" by Various
The first competitions I attended were at the beginning of the eighties, at Lillie Bridge, for the Queensberry championships.
"The Admirable Bashville" by Bernard Shaw
Last year he won the Harvard Interscholastic, but was defeated at Newport by W. G. Parker, winner of the championship.
"Harper's Round Table, August 27, 1895" by Various
Only continuous and careful work can bring the team into championship form.
"Harper's Round Table, September 24, 1895" by Various
In the New England League it looks as if there would be a hot contest again this year for the championship.
"Harper's Round Table, October 1, 1895" by Various

In poetry:

How vain, secure in all Thou art,
Our noisy championship
The sighing of the contrite heart
Is more than flattering lip.
"Our Master" by John Greenleaf Whittier
It's real Yorkshire pudden that makes Yorkshire lassies
So buxom and broad in the hips,
It's real Yorkshire pudden that makes Yorkshire cricketers
Win County championships.
"Yorkshire Pudden" by Weston and Lee
"Old man! I neither know your name,
Nor what you are, nor whence you came:
But this, if I but had your shoes
This championship I ne'er could lose.
To call them mine, those shoes divine, I'll gladly pay should you incline.
"The Demon Snow-Shoes (A Legend of Kiandra)" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

NASCAR paraded out its eight championship contenders on.
ALL LINED UP Led by first-year head coach Brian Kolman, the American Heritage junior varsity football team is on the right track in helping the varsity club pursue its coveted championship.
The biggest head-scratcher of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships could well be the inaugural running of the $1-million Turf Sprint Oct 25.
USA Cycling, Volkswagen to bring national pro championships to Chattanooga.
Dan Arnold caught two touchdown passes and recovered a fumble in the closing seconds to preserve Fargo Shanley's 14-8 win over Grafton Friday in the North Dakota 11AA championship football game.
Calling Detroit's four-game sweep in the AL championship series "a bitter end to our year," Yankees boss Hal Steinbrenner says the team will take necessary steps toward a World Series title in 2013.
Minnesota's 31-28 loss to New Orleans in the NFC Championship Game forces us to shift all gears to the offseason.
Dylan Fernandes of Ramona earned the first place World Champion title in his age division in the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) annual World Championships Tournament in Little Rock, Ark.
Middleton vs Blackfoot in the 4A state football championship at Dona Larsen Park on Friday, Nov 16, 2012 KATHERINE JONES — Buy Photo.
Craig Trnka, who founded the World Championship Blacksmiths , said folks had come from England, Wales, Canada, and Mexico.
The 2011 World Teams Championships, comprising the Bermuda Bowl, the Venice Cup Seniors Bowl and the World Transnational Open Teams Championships will be held at the NH Conference Centre Koningshof in Veldhoven, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Dibble compiled a 267-55 record in 11 seasons, including two PIAA Class AA championships and four PIAA championship appearances.
Photo by Becky Polaski Lady Crusader Kennedy Weisner won the girls' Class A race at the District 9 Cross Country Championship Meet in Ridgway on Saturday and will advance to the PIAA State Championships in Hershey this weekend.
Parris Rice and Javah Mon won the hunt seat equitation world championship at the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.
Regarding Southern Miss in the C-USA Championship game, Mullen says "it's neat for them that they get to play in that championship game, obviously it's not the Southeastern Conference".

In science:

Hall’s Chaparral company linked up with the Chevrolet R&D department, headed by Frank Winchell, and competed in US sportscar championships such as Can-Am in the 1960s.
Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics