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Definitions of campaign

  1. 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"
  2. several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal ( usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
  3. a race between candidates for elective office
  4. go on a campaign; go off to war
  5. run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; " Who's running for treasurer this year?"
  6. a race between candidates for elective office; " I managed his campaign for governor"; " he is raising money for a Senate run"
  7. An open field; a large, open plain without considerable hills. SeeChampaign.
  8. Political operations preceding an election; a canvass.
  9. The period during which a blast furnace is continuously in operation.
  10. To serve in a campaign.
  11. A series of military operations; the period during which an army carries on active operations in the fleld; a series of operations designed to produce a certain result; as, a political campaign.
  12. To serve in such a series of operations.
  13. Campaingner.
  14. A large open field or plain; the time during which an army keeps the field.
  15. To employ in campaigns. " An old soldier. . . who had been campaigned, and worn out to death in the service."- Sterne.
  16. The time an army keeps the field.
  17. The time an army keeps the field; a political or other contest.
  18. Campaigner.
  19. An extensive tract of open plain; the time that an army keeps the field during a season.
  20. An extensive tract of country not hilly; the time an army is engaged either in marching, fighting, or in camp.

Usage examples for campaign

  1. It's like a soldier in the thick of a campaign. – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  2. Clement- now Captain Lindsay- returned at the end of his first campaign charged with a special office. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  3. Come, now, my old war- horse, join me in this new campaign! – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy
  4. 3. The first Maryland campaign, which occurred in the fall of the year, was the next event of general interest. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  5. Such a thing as a winter campaign had hitherto been unknown, and they were taken completely by surprise. – A Maid at King Alfred’s Court by Lucy Foster Madison
  6. I made the whole plan of campaign clear to him. – Danger! and Other Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. It was the end of the February; Winter, which had rendered manoeuvering difficult was now at a close, and our generals were preparing for a combined campaign. – Marie by Alexander Pushkin
  8. They might better have occupied first the north coast of France, and from there could have conducted the German submarine campaign with deadly effect. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  9. I do think that the stir of a campaign, and a certain amount of success will make him in earnest." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. Of course we wish no harm to happen to poor Edward, who is a good little snipe enough; but one must conduct one's campaign to an eye to what may happen, as well as to what is." – Archibald Malmaison by Julian Hawthorne
  11. Do you think no one can carry on a campaign at St. Norbert's but yourself and your generalissima, Miss Ailie? – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  12. At one time he planned a biography of a certain editor who seemed to be making a deliberate personal campaign against his happiness. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  13. So does the soldier in a campaign. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  14. We have already had it worse during the campaign. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  15. From the British point of view the campaign had ended in utter failure and disgrace. – The Campaign of Trenton 1776-77 by Samuel Adams Drake
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