CHAMPION: The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom

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?