A championship is a contest where a champion — an ultimate winner — is decided.

Champions are the top winners: only one football or baseball team earns the title of champion in a year. The championship is the contest that decides who will be champion. The Super Bowl is a championship. And so are the World Series, the Stanley Cup Finals, and the NBA Finals. Although championship is most often used in sports, you will also hear about the spelling bee championships or chess championships. When you win a championship, you're number one in your field.

Primary Meanings of championship

a competition at which a champion is chosen
the act of providing approval and support
Full Definitions of championship

n a competition at which a champion is chosen

Type of:
competition, contest
an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

n the status of being a champion

triple crown
(baseball) an unofficial title won by a batter who leads the league in hitting average, runs batted in, and home runs
triple crown
(horse racing) a title won by a horse that can win the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness
Type of:
high status
a position of superior status

n the act of providing approval and support

backing, backup, patronage
Type of:
approval, approving, blessing
the formal act of approving

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