• Map Illustrating Campaigns in the West in 1862-63
    Map Illustrating Campaigns in the West in 1862-63
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v campaign go on a campaign; go off to war
    • v campaign run, stand, or compete for an office or a position "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
    • v campaign exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for "The liberal party pushed for reforms","She is crusading for women's rights","The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
    • n campaign an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
    • n campaign a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end "he supported populist campaigns","they worked in the cause of world peace","the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant","the movement to end slavery","contributed to the war effort"
    • n campaign several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
    • n campaign a race between candidates for elective office "I managed his campaign for governor","he is raising money for a Senate run"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1920, Eugene Debs, a Socialist, received 920,000 votes for president of the United States even though he ran his entire campaign from prison.
    • Campaign (Mil) A connected series of military operations forming a distinct stage in a war; the time during which an army keeps the field.
    • Campaign An open field; a large, open plain without considerable hills. SeeChampaign.
    • Campaign Any coordinated effort to contact potential supporters or customers and solicit their support or patronage; as, an advertising campaign .
    • Campaign Political operations preceding an election, by candidates, their assistants, and supporters, for the purpose of convincing voters to vote for the candidate. It usually consists of one or more methods of contacting voters including advertising, distribution or mailing of printed leaflets or letters; speeches, interviews with news media, and door-to-door visits with potential voters.
    • Campaign (Metal) The period during which a blast furnace is continuously in operation.
    • v. i Campaign To serve in a campaign.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: James Garfield often gave campaign speeches in German.
    • n campaign An open field; a large open plain. Now champaign.
    • n campaign The operations of an army during one season, or in a definite enterprise: as, the Vicksburg campaign.
    • n campaign Continued or sustained aggressive operations directed to the accomplishment of some particular object: as, the temperance campaign; especially, in United States politics, organized action in influencing voters in an election, etc.: as, the last presidential campaign.
    • n campaign In metallurgy, the time during which a furnace remains in operation without stoppage.
    • campaign To serve in a campaign.
    • n campaign A more or less extended trip, excursion, or journey for a definite purpose, such as for botanizing or geologizing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Campaign kam-pān′ a large open field or plain: the time during which an army keeps the field: an excursion into the country: an organised series of operations in the advocacy of a political or social cause
    • v.i Campaign to serve in a campaign
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  • Walter Bagehot
    “So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism -- despotism during the campaign -- is indispensable.”
  • Willie Brown
    Willie Brown
    “To win in this country these days you have got to campaign down to a thirteen year-old's level of mental development .”
  • Robert C. Byrd
    Robert C. Byrd
    “Do not run a campaign that would embarrass your mother.”
  • Mario Cuomo
    Mario Cuomo
    “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.”
  • Walter Lippmann
    “Football strategy does not originate in a scrimmage: it is useless to expect solutions in a political campaign.”
  • Bertolt Brecht
    “There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. campagne, It. campagna, fr. L. Campania, the level country about Naples, fr. campus, field. See Camp, and cf. Champaign Champagne


In literature:

Germanicus successful in his campaign against Arminius.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
The relief measures, however, had a great effect upon the campaign.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
It was such a magnificent thing to be thus selected to push on a campaign.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
His campaigns are planned with Napoleonic power and foresight.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
It was during the Polish campaign of 1703 that Max Emanuel of Wirtemberg, then only fourteen years of age, joined Charles.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
His simple but masterly plan of campaign was already prepared, and was carried out with the utmost promptitude.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
It was late in autumn now, and cold weather put a stop to the campaign for the year.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
This movement determined the character of the whole campaign.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
No sooner had the Texans established a government than the campaign for annexation was begun.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
Such was the situation at the time Miss Carroll sent her plan of the Tennessee campaign to the War Department.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"

In poetry:

Yes, let the wilderness rejoice,
The voiceless campaign hear the voice
Of millions long estranged:
That waste, and want, and war may cease!
And all men know that Love and Peace
Are — good for good exchanged!
"Steam In the Desert" by Ebenezer Elliott
I suspect the Kookaburra,
For his methods are not thorough
In his highly-praised campaign against the snakes,
And the small birds, one and all,
Curse him for a cannibal -
Though he certainly is cheerful when he wakes.
"Bird Song - Kookaburra" by C J Dennis
Lo, spoils for Christ in Babylon!
For Christ the Morian's land is won! Till now, the long campaign complete,
He offers at his Captain's feet —
So gained by loss — with latest breath
The life he loved not to the death.
"Saint Mark, Evangelist And Martyr" by Samuel John Stone
Light many lamps and gather round his bed.
Lend him your eyes, warm blood, and will to live.
Speak to him; rouse him; you may save him yet.
He's young; he hated War; how should he die
When cruel old campaigners win safe through?
"The Death-Bed" by Siegfried Sassoon
And I cry out in despair.
Muffled roars betimes of warring Peoples fill my ears,
And the cries of carefree peasants Crushed by horrible campaigns,
War's commotion, passions' wails,
And a sickly child's cry…
From my eyes flow streams of tears:
"Premature" by Evgeny Abramovich Baratynsky
They talked of old campaigns, nineteen-fourteen
And Mons and watery Yser, nineteen-fifteen
And Neuve Chapelle, 'sixteen, 'seventeen, 'eighteen
And after. And they grumbled, leaving home,
Then talked of nineteen-nineteen, nineteen-twenty
And after.
"Travelling" by John Freeman

In news:

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's campaign released its first television ad of the 2012 campaign.
That month, Messina wrote that it was because of Republican super PAC spending "over the last few months" and filings on the Romney campaign's spending "last week" that the Obama campaign had made the decision to embrace Priorities USA.
The Obama campaign has released a video contrasting Romney's embrace of Trump to scenes near the close of the 2008 campaign in which McCain rebuked supporters who made extreme or racist remarks about Obama.
Good (later than usual) evening… Hurricane Sandy helped swamp Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, a top campaign adviser says.
If you`ve been watching any TV lately, then you`ve probably seen your fair share of campaign ads, many from the US Senate campaign, which leaves little airtime left for some of the state races.
(CBS News) President Obama's re-election campaign continues to raise more money than challenger Mitt Romney's campaign, but a "super PAC" supporting Romney continues to outperform all independent groups supporting a single candidate.
Residents walk in front of campaign banners from various candidates for the Legislative Council election campaign in Hong Kong Sept 9.
John Fillmore , a Republican who is facing Sen Rich Crandall in a GOP Senate primary in District 16, accused an independent campaign committee of violating campaign notification laws.
The campaign is over, but the broken campaign finance system remains.
Obama's Chief Campaign Strategist recalls an emotional visit the president made to campaign HQ after winning reelection.
Campaign cash still flowing in to Cartwright campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has determined that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist 's 2000 Senate campaign violated federal campaign finance laws.
An Everything Essential Campaign is being conducted by The Print Shop and Pie in the Sky of Hastings to collect a variety of items for the From the Heart Feb 12 campaign.
"Dr. Gill is getting some much-needed rest and spending time with his family today while we explore all the legal options available to the campaign," said Sherry Greenberg, Gill 's campaign manager, in a statement.
Campaign Chairman, Don Powell, speaks about the benefits of WTAMU's Comprehensive Campaign.

In science:

During the last few years a variety of observational campaigns in the far-IR/sub-mm, exploiting both ground-based and space instrumentation, have started to provide results of relevant cosmological impact.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
In a campaign to search for cataclysmic variables (CVs) in globular clusters, HST observations have discovered possible optical counterparts to several of the DCXSs in the clusters surveyed (Grindlay & Cool 1993; Cool et al. 1995).
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
As part of an ongoing campaign to search for radio pulsations from X-ray targets in the LMC, while pointing at the X-ray pulsar PSR J0537−6910 (Marshall et al. 1998; Crawford et al. 1998), we have serendipitously discovered one new pulsar, PSR J0535−6935, in one of the outlying beams of the multibeam receiver.
Radio Pulsars in the Magellanic Clouds
SCP have embarked on campaigns to find and monitor SNe Ia at z ∼> 0.8.
Einstein's Biggest Blunder? High-Redshift Supernovae and the Accelerating Universe
But on the good side, it means that that it is in theory possible to prevent an epidemic by reducing the probability of transmission, which is precisely what most health education campaigns attempt to do.
Random graphs as models of networks