campaign Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a race between candidates for elective office
run; political campaign.
- I managed his campaign for governor
- he is raising money for a Senate run
noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
- 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
noun several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
noun an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
hunting expedition; safari.
verb run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
- Who's running for treasurer this year?
verb 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
agitate; fight; push; crusade; press.
- The liberal party pushed for reforms
- She is crusading for women's rights
- The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate
verb go on a campaign; go off to war
take the field.
An open field; a large, open plain without considerable hills. SeeGrath. Champaign.
(Mil.) A connected series of military operations forming a distinct stage in a war; the time during which an army keeps the field.Wilhelm.
Political operations preceding an election; a canvass.Cant, U. S.
(Metal.) The period during which a blast furnace is continuously in operation.
Cam*paign" intransitive verb
To serve in a campaign.