[cham-pee-uh n] /ˈtʃæm pi ən/
Gower [gou-er] /ˈgaʊ ər/ (Show IPA), 1921–80, U.S. choreographer.
a person who defends a person or cause: champion of the underprivileged
(formerly) a warrior or knight who did battle for another, esp a king or queen, to defend their rights or honour
(Northern English, dialect) first rate; excellent
(Northern English, dialect) very well; excellently
to support; defend: we champion the cause of liberty
early 13c., “doughty fighting man, valorous combatant,” also (c.1300) “one who fights on behalf of another or others,” from Old French champion “combatant, champion in single combat” (12c.), from Late Latin campionem (nominative campio) “gladiator, fighter, combatant in the field,” from Latin campus “field (of combat);” see campus. Had been borrowed earlier by Old English as cempa. Sports sense in reference to “first-place performer in some field” is recorded from 1730.
“to fight for, defend, protect,” 1820 (Scott) in a literal sense, from champion (n.). Figurative use by 1830. Earlier it meant “to challenge” (c.1600). Related: Championed; championing.
(1 Sam. 17:4, 23), properly “the man between the two,” denoting the position of Goliath between the two camps. Single combats of this kind at the head of armies were common in ancient times. In ver. 51 this word is the rendering of a different Hebrew word, and properly denotes “a mighty man.”
[goh] /goʊ/ verb (used without object), went, gone, going. 1. to move or proceed, especially to or from something: They’re going by bus. 2. to leave a place; depart: People were coming and going all the time. 3. to keep or be in motion; function or perform as required: Can’t you go any faster in […]
- Go wilding
Also, go out wilding. Go on a rampage, as in The convention delegates have arrived in town, and after deliberating all day they are ready to go out wilding at night. This term originally referred to teenage gang violence directed against randomly chosen victims, impulsive mugging or rape, and similar terrorizing. It also has been […]
- Go without
verb (intransitive) 1. (mainly Brit) to be denied or deprived of (something, esp food): if you don’t like your tea you can go without 2. that goes without saying, that is obvious or self-evident
- Go with the territory
verb phrase To be an integral part of some occupation or status, esp a part that is not especially delightful: At EPA It Goes With the Territory/ Tierney’s answer was that such speculation ”goes with the territory”/ Such embarrassments come with the turf, however [1960s+; fr the conditions implicit in a sales representative’s covering of […]