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Leader vs. Champion

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Leadernoun

any person that leads or directs

Championnoun

An ongoing winner in a game or contest.

‘The defending champion is expected to defeat his challenger.’;

Leadernoun

one who goes first

‘Follow the leader.’;

Championnoun

Someone who is chosen to represent a group of people in a contest.

‘Real Madrid is eligible to play in FIFA Club World Cup as the champion of Europe.’;

Leadernoun

one having authority to direct

‘We elected her team leader.’;

Championnoun

Someone who fights for a cause or status.

‘champion of women's suffrage’;

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Leadernoun

one who leads a political party or group of elected party members; sometimes used in titles

‘Leader of the House of Commons’; ‘Senate Majority Leader’;

Championnoun

Someone who fights on another's behalf.

‘champion of the poor’;

Leadernoun

a person or organization that leads in a certain field in terms of excellence, success, etc.

‘The company is the leader in home remodeling in the county.’;

Championadjective

(attributive) Acting as a champion; that has defeated all one's competitors.

Leadernoun

(music) a performer who leads a band, choir, or a section of an orchestra

Championadjective

(attributive) Excellent; beyond compare.

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Leadernoun

the first violin in a symphony orchestra; the concertmaster

Championadjective

Excellent; brilliant; superb; deserving of high praise.

‘"That rollercoaster was champion," laughed Vinny.’;

Leadernoun

an animal that leads

Championverb

(transitive) To promote, advocate, or act as a champion for (a cause, etc.).

Leadernoun

the dominant animal in a pack of animals, such as wolves or lions

Championverb

To challenge.

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Leadernoun

an animal placed in advance of others, especially on a team of horse, oxen, or dogs

Championnoun

One who engages in any contest; especially one who in ancient times contended in single combat in behalf of another's honor or rights; or one who now acts or speaks in behalf of a person or a cause; a defender; an advocate; a hero.

‘A stouter champion never handled sword.’; ‘Champions of law and liberty.’;

Leadernoun

someone or something that leads or conducts

Championnoun

One who by defeating all rivals, has obtained an acknowledged supremacy in any branch of athletics or game of skill, and is ready to contend with any rival; as, the champion of England.

Leadernoun

(botany) a fast-growing terminal shoot of a woody plant

Championverb

To furnish with a champion; to attend or defend as champion; to support or maintain; to protect.

‘Championed or unchampioned, thou diest.’;

Leadernoun

a pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground

Championnoun

someone who has won first place in a competition

Leadernoun

(UK) the first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article; a lead story

Championnoun

someone who fights for a cause

Leadernoun

(fishing) a section of line between the main fishing line and the snell of a hook, intended to be more resistant to bites and harder for a fish to detect than the main fishing line

Championnoun

a person who backs a politician or a team etc.;

‘all their supporters came out for the game’; ‘they are friends of the library’;

Leadernoun

a piece of material at the beginning or end of a reel or roll to allow the material to be threaded or fed onto something, as a reel of film onto a projector or a roll of paper onto a rotary printing press

Championnoun

someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Leadernoun

(marketing) a loss leader or a popular product sold at a normal price

Championverb

protect or fight for as a champion

Leadernoun

(printing) a type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face

Championadjective

holding first place in a contest;

‘a champion show dog’; ‘a prizewinning wine’;

Leadernoun

a row of dots, periods, or hyphens, used in tables of contents, etc., to lead the eye across a space to the right word or number

Championnoun

a person who has surpassed all rivals in a sporting contest or other competition

‘a champion hurdler’;

Leadernoun

(fishing) a net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc.

Championnoun

a person who vigorously supports or defends a person or cause

‘he became the determined champion of a free press’;

Leadernoun

(mining) a branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one

Championnoun

a knight who fought in single combat on behalf of the monarch.

Leadernoun

(nautical) a block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places

Championverb

vigorously support or defend the cause of

‘he championed the rights of the working class and the poor’;

Leadernoun

(engineering) the drive wheel in any kind of machinery

Championadjective

excellent

‘‘Thank ye, lad,’ the farmer said. ‘That's champion.’’;

Leadernoun

(meteorology) the path taken by electrons from a cloud to ground level, determining the shape of a bolt of lightning

Champion

A champion (from the late Latin campio) is the victor in a challenge, contest or competition. There can be a territorial pyramid of championships, e.g.

Leadernoun

One who, or that which, leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor.

‘He forgot to pull in his leaders, and they gallop away with him at times.’;

Leadernoun

A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground; a conductor.

Leadernoun

The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article.

Leadernoun

A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.

Leadernoun

a person who rules or guides or inspires others

Leadernoun

a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers

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