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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ David is champing at the bit.
▪ He champed on his gum in time to the music, and kept a poker-faced expression.
▪ It was our first time in the saddle and it had daughter, 11, champing at the bit for more.
▪ Meanwhile the owners or their descendants champ impatiently to recover and lovingly restore what is left of the family heritage.
▪ Most seem to have lived on the sea floor, champing their way through mud.
▪ No doubt he was waiting for her in the foyer, champing at her non-appearance.
▪ Within three months Eva was champing at the bit.
▪ The former world heavyweight champ was supposed to write a book documenting his prison experiences but clearly finds fiction more enjoyable.
▪ He was a thug when he came off the streets with explosive fists to become the youngest heavyweight champ ever.
▪ Husband John used to be a professional boxer ... and has beaten former heavyweight champ Joe Bugner on more than one occasion.
▪ Twigg, the reigning world champ in pursuit, should strike gold again.
▪ Only Cardus, and maybe Vukmanovich really knew he had what it takes to be world champ.
▪ Elie, who can back up both Horry and Drexler, represents the eighth wonder of the world champs.
▪ They've been the league champs for the past five years.
▪ A casual drug user has an ice cream habit and a champ is some one who refuses to reveal their supplier.
▪ From national champs to national chumps.
▪ Husband John used to be a professional boxer ... and has beaten former heavyweight champ Joe Bugner on more than one occasion.
▪ The champ took a dive, hit the deck, and split wide Open.
▪ Trials bike champ, Steve put on a display to show what can be achieved.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Champ \Champ\, Champe \Champe\, n. [F. champ, L. campus field.] (Arch.) The field or ground on which carving appears in relief.


Champ \Champ\, v. i. To bite or chew impatiently.

They began . . . irefully to champ upon the bit.


Champ \Champ\ (ch[a^]mp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Champed (ch[a^]mt); p. pr. & vb. n. Champing.] [Prob, of Scand. orgin; cf. dial. Sw. k["a]msa to chew with difficulty, champ; but cf. also OF. champier, champeyer, champoyer, to graze in fields, fr. F. champ field, fr. L. campus. Cf. Camp.]

  1. To bite with repeated action of the teeth so as to be heard.

    Foamed and champed the golden bit.

  2. To bite into small pieces; to crunch.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1868, American English abbreviation of champion (n.).


"to chew noisily," 1520s, probably echoic; OED suggests a connection with jam (v.). Earlier also cham, chamb, etc. To champ on (or at) the bit, as an eager horse will, is attested in figurative sense by 1640s. Related: Champed; champing. As a noun in this sense, attested from c.1600.


n. (context cryptozoology English) A large aquatic creature, similar to the Loch Ness monster, which supposedly lives in Lake Champlain, located on the shared borders of the American states of Vermont and New York and the Canadian province of Quebec.


n. someone who has won first place in a competition [syn: champion, title-holder]

  1. v. chafe at the bit, like horses

  2. chew noisily; "The boy chomped his sandwich" [syn: chomp]

Champ, MO -- U.S. village in Missouri
Population (2000): 12
Housing Units (2000): 6
Land area (2000): 0.835731 sq. miles (2.164532 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.835731 sq. miles (2.164532 sq. km)
FIPS code: 13078
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 38.743529 N, 90.451309 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Champ, MO

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Champ (folklore)

Champ or Champy is the name given to a reputed lake monster living in Lake Champlain, a -long body of fresh water shared by New York and Vermont, with a portion extending into Quebec, Canada. While there have been numerous reported sightings, scientific evidence is still lacking. Therefore, there is skepticism of the cryptid's existence. The legend of the monster is considered a draw for tourism in the Burlington, Vermont and Plattsburgh, New York areas.

Champ (album)

Champ is an LP by Tokyo Police Club that was released on June 8, 2010. Champ is the band's second studio album, after the release of Elephant Shell in 2008. Tokyo Police Club released the album's first single, "Breakneck Speed" for free download on their website on March 26, 2010. The next singles released off the album were "Wait Up (Boots of Danger)" followed by "Gone".

Champ (film)

Champ is 2011 South Korean film is about a former horse jockey who became blind after losing his wife in an accident, but now gets a second chance with the help of his daughter and an injured horse.

CHAMP (satellite)

Challenging Minisatellite Payload (CHAMP) was a German satellite launched July 15, 2000 from Plesetsk, Russia and was used for atmospheric and ionospheric research, as well as other geoscientific applications, such as GPS radio occultation.

CHAMP was managed by GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ) Potsdam (GFZ).

The spacecraft is the first application of Astrium's "Flexbus" platform; GRACE was the second. A heavily modified version flew as the GOCE mission.

CHAMP completed its mission and re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on 19 September 2010 after 10 years (design life: five years).

The mission was judged as being successful by the involved scientists.

Champ (food)

Champ (brúitín in Irish) is an Irish dish, made by combining mashed potatoes and chopped scallions with butter and milk, and optionally, salt and pepper. As recently as the mid-20th century it was sometimes made with stinging nettle rather than scallions but this is rarely seen now. It is simple and inexpensive to produce. In some areas the dish is also called "poundies".

Champ is similar to another Irish dish, colcannon, which uses kale or cabbage in place of scallions.

The word champ has also been adopted into the popular Hiberno-English phrases, to be "as thick as champ", meaning to be stupid, and to be "as ignorant as champ at a wedding", meaning to be uncultured or boorish (champ being a common everyday dish, not one befitting a banquet celebration).

Usage examples of "champ".

Rollo, thou champest Thy bridle and stampest, For the rush of the tempest Dost long?

With supper over things began to move now all over the Company, the few guys with money calling for a taxi to town, the many guys without money walking out to go to the gate on the 242 I 1 highway and hitchhike down, or getting ready to go to the show or to the gym to watch the 35th basketball champs play an exhibition game with the Fort Shafter squad.

The champs, a chaos of people and cars, was a blur of indistinct movement, the lights and colors a smear of milky pink.

Eight or ten days after the birth of the King of Rome, as I was one morning walking in the Champs Elysees, I met Murat.

That event did not so very much surprise me, for I had not forgotten my conversation with the King of Naples in the Champs Elysees, with which I have made the reader acquainted.

By that time they were driving up the Champs Elysees, toward the Arc de Triomphe.

We shall see how long your virtue lasts at La Scala and in the Champs Elysees, with Lucia safely packed away in England!

The Champs Elysees were full of the late afternoon sunlight, and we sauntered slowly, criticising the occupants of the various carriages rolling up to the great arch of Napoleon, and arguing in a broken, desultory way on our usual subject of talk--literature.

He flung himself into the brougham without another word, drew the door to after him, and they were gone, whirling up the Champs Elysees, leaving me standing on the kerb looking after the polished black back of the brougham receding and growing small in the distance.

The house Ali had chosen, and which was to serve as a town residence to Monte Cristo, was situated on the right hand as you ascend the Champs Elysees.

That same evening, upon reaching his abode in the Champs Elysees, the Count of Monte Cristo went over the whole building with the air of one long acquainted with each nook or corner.

I made inquiries, and found that the house in the Champs Elysees is his own property, and certainly it was very decently kept up.

Set out immediately for Paris, and demand of the Count of Monte Cristo, Avenue des Champs Elysees, No.

I proceeded to fulfil my intention of passing the night in riding in the Champs Elysees.

Albert soon left her, ordered his horses, and having arranged his toilet, drove to the Champs Elysees, to the house of Monte Cristo.