campaign


campaign
campaigner, n.
/kam payn"/, n.
1. Mil.
a. military operations for a specific objective.
b. Obs. the military operations of an army in the field for one season.
2. a systematic course of aggressive activities for some specific purpose: a sales campaign.
3. the competition by rival political candidates and organizations for public office.
v.i.
4. to serve in or go on a campaign: He planned to campaign for the candidate. He campaigned in France.
v.t.
5. to race (a horse, boat, car, etc.) in a number or series of competitions.
[1620-30; < F campagne < It campagna < LL campania level district, equiv. to L camp(us) field + -an(us) -AN + -ia -IA]
Syn. 2. drive, effort, push, offensive.

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(as used in expressions)
Gallipoli Campaign

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