military operations for a specific objective.
Obsolete. the military operations of an army in the field for one season.

a systematic course of aggressive activities for some specific purpose:
a sales campaign.
the competition by rival political candidates and organizations for public office.
to serve in or go on a campaign:
He planned to campaign for the candidate. He campaigned in France.
to race (a horse, boat, car, etc.) in a number or series of competitions.
Contemporary Examples

Michele Bachmann’s Last Stand: Campaign May End in Iowa Patricia Murphy January 2, 2012
Romney’s Game Plan Tucker Carlson November 2, 2008
Hurricane Sandy Is a Nasty October Surprise for Mitt Romney Howard Kurtz October 28, 2012
The GOP’s Hollywood Fever Michelle Goldberg August 30, 2012
GOP Prepares Softer Strategy in Obama Attack Daniel Stone May 21, 2012

Historical Examples

Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Stories from Thucydides H. L. Havell
The History of Sulu Najeeb M. Saleeby
Reflections Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
The Glories of Ireland Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox

a series of coordinated activities, such as public speaking and demonstrating, designed to achieve a social, political, or commercial goal: a presidential campaign, an advertising campaign
(military) a number of complementary operations aimed at achieving a single objective, usually constrained by time or geographic area
(intransitive) often foll by for. to conduct, serve in, or go on a campaign


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