championship-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: the position or title of a winner

Commentary: CHAMPIONSHIP[+state][+social][+status][+winner]
NOTE: status that belongs to someone, an attribute of someone

She must defend her championship against a hot young Swedish tennis player.
If they obtain proof of illegal drug usage during the competition, the fighter will be stripped of his championship.
Our team held the championship for three years in a row, but lost it this year.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the act of advocating or promoting something

Commentary: CHAMPIONSHIP[+event][+activity][+social][+advocation]
NOTE: a nominalization - his championship of our cause -> he championed our cause backing, advocating

The Dean's championship of freedom of speech on campus has become controversial.
His vigorous championship of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives.
John's championship of his estranged wife surprised all of us.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: a contest or competition, a specific event

Commentary: CHAMPIONSHIP[+event][+social][+public][+competition]

The national golf championship will be held tomorrow.
Will the Patriots be playing in the championship this year?
The Russian chess master has won the first two rounds of the world championship.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)