Main definitions of champaign in English

: champaign1Champaign2

champaign1

Pronunciation /SHamˈpān/ /ʃæmˈpeɪn/

noun

archaic
  • Open level countryside.

    grassland, flatland, lowland, pasture, meadowland, open country, prairie, savannah, steppe

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French champagne, from late Latin campania, based on Latin campus ‘level ground’. Compare with campaign.

Main definitions of Champaign in English

: champaign1Champaign2

Champaign2

Pronunciation /SHamˈpān/ /ʃæmˈpeɪn/

proper noun

  • A city in east central Illinois, home to the University of Illinois; population 79,389 (est. 2008).