Definition of


  1. (noun, act) an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
  2. (noun, act) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    they worked in the cause of world peace
    the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    the movement to end slavery
    contributed to the war effort
  3. (noun, act) several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
  4. (noun, event) a race between candidates for elective office
    he is raising money for a Senate run
  5. (verb, competition) go on a campaign; go off to war
  6. (verb, competition) run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
  7. (verb, social) exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
    She is crusading for women's rights
    The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Campaign

  1. 1647, from Fr., campagne "open country," from O.Fr. champagne "open country" (suited to military maneuvers), similar to It. campagna, from L.L. campania "level country," from L. campus "a field" (see campus). Old armies spent winters in quarters and took to the "open field" to seek battle in summer. Extension of meaning from military to politi… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Campaign

champagne, champaign, common opossum, compassion, confession, confucian, confusion

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