championship

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.

Definitions of championship
  1. noun
    a competition at which a champion is chosen
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    type of:
    competition, contest
    an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
  2. noun
    the status of being a champion
    synonyms: title
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    types:
    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
  3. noun
    the act of providing approval and support
    synonyms: backing, backup, patronage
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    type of:
    approval, approving, blessing
    the formal act of approving
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