Definitions for: Campaign


[n] an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
[n] a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "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"
[n] several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
[n] a race between candidates for elective office
[v] go on a campaign; go off to war
[v] run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
[v] 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; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"



Webster (1913) Definition: Cam*paign", n. [F. campagne, It. campagna, fr. L.
Campania the level country about Naples, fr. campus field.
See Camp, and cf. Champaign, Champagne.]
1. An open field; a large, open plain without considerable
hills. SeeChampaign. --Grath.

2. (Mil.) A connected series of military operations forming a
distinct stage in a war; the time during which an army
keeps the field. --Wilhelm.

3. Political operations preceding an election; a canvass.
[Cant, U. S.]

4. (Metal.) The period during which a blast furnace is
continuously in operation.


Cam*paign", v. i.
To serve in a campaign.

Synonyms: agitate, cause, crusade, crusade, drive, effort, fight, hunting expedition, military campaign, movement, political campaign, press, push, run, safari, take the field

See Also: ad blitz, ad campaign, advertise, advertising campaign, advertize, anti-war movement, campaign for governor, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, consumerism, cross-file, crusade, Dardanelles, Dardanelles campaign, ecumenical movement, electioneering, expedition, feminism, feminist movement, fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, gay lib, gay liberation movement, governor's race, hostile expedition, lost cause, military expedition, military operation, Okinawa, Okinawa campaign, operation, Petersburg, Petersburg Campaign, political campaign, promote, race, race, reform, register, rerun, senate campaign, senate race, stump, venture, war, war, whispering campaign, whistlestop, Wilderness Campaign, women's lib, women's liberation movement, youth crusade, youth movement

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