- A competition or series of competitions in which the winner is recognized as the champion in a particular sport or activity.
- The status of being a champion.
Mid 16th century (in the sense "status of being a champion"): from champion + -ship.
- The team won the championship.
- He competed in the national championship.
- She was the reigning champion of the tournament.
- The championship game was held on Sunday.
- The team is competing for the championship title.