CHAMPION: The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom
WORD: Champion ( noun )
This week is Champion. The Wednesday Word is Champion. It’s a noun. Meaning person, place or thing. In that context, it’s a person. Who would be a good example?
Michael Jordan? Kobe? Gretzky? Ali? Tiger? Neil Armstrong?
DEFINITION of Champion:
- a person who has defeated or surpassed all rivals in a competition, especially in sports.
- a person who fights or argues for a cause or on behalf of someone else.
- a knight who fought in single combat on behalf of the monarch.
What about this?
Champions are people with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. They are a bit unrealistic in how they see life, as they don’t reason with reality. They make the impossible happen and never considered it impossible.”
– Grant Cardone
ETYMOLOGY of Champion:
early 13c., “doughty (brave and persistent) fighting man, valorous combatant,” also (c. 1300) “one who fights on behalf of another or others, one who undertakes to defend a cause,” from Old French champion “combatant, champion in single combat” (12c.), from Late Latin campionem (nominative campio) “gladiator, fighter, combatant in the field,” from Latin campus “field (of combat);”.
The word had been borrowed earlier by Old English as cempa. Sports sense in reference to “first-place performer, one who has demonstrated superiority to all others in some matter decided by public contest or competition” is recorded from 1730.
CHAMPION: The Wednesday Word ACTION IDEA:
Spend the next seven days answering these 4 questions:
- What are you a champion of?
- Who or what are you fighting on behalf of?
- To what cause will you be brave and persistent?
- Where is your campus and what is your ability in that arena?