championship etymology

English word championship comes from English -ship, English champion

Detailed word origin of championship

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ship English (eng) Appended to a noun to form a new noun denoting a property or state of being, time spent in a role, or a specialised union.
champion English (eng) (usually, of a cause) To promote, advocate, or act as a champion for. An ongoing winner in a game or contest.. Someone who fights for a cause or status.. Someone who fights on another's behalf.. Someone who is chosen to represent a group of people in a contest. (attributive) Acting as a champion; that has defeated all one's competitors.. (attributive) Excellent; beyond compare.. [...]
championship English (eng) (sports) A competition to determine a champion, especially the final of a series of competitions.. Defense or support of some cause.. The position of champion, or winner.

Words with the same origin as championship

Descendants of -ship
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