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Meaning of CHAMP

Pronunciation:  champ

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who has won first place in a competition
  2. [v]  chew noisily
  3. [v]  chafe at the bit, of horses

CHAMP is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: champion, chomp, title-holder
 See Also: challenger, chew, competition, competitor, contender, jaw, manducate, masticate, record-breaker, record-holder, rival



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Champ\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Champed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Champing}.] [Prob, of Scand. orgin; cf. dial. Sw. k["a]msa
    to chew with difficulty, champ; but cf. also OF. champier,
    champeyer, champoyer, to graze in fields, fr. F. champ field,
    fr. L. campus. Cf. {Camp}.]
    1. To bite with repeated action of the teeth so as to be
             Foamed and champed the golden bit.    --Dryden.
    2. To bite into small pieces; to crunch. --Steele.
  2. \Champ\, v. i.
    To bite or chew impatiently.
          They began . . . irefully to champ upon the bit.
  3. \Champ\, Champe \Champe\, n. [F. champ, L. campus field.]
    The field or ground on which carving appears in relief.
Thesaurus Terms
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