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Definition of CAMPAIGN

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Campaign \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. See{Champaign}. --Grath. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     3. Political operations preceding an election, by candidates, their assistants, and supporters, for the purpose of convincing voters to vote for the candidate. It usually consists of one or more methods of contacting voters including advertising, distribution or mailing of printed leaflets or letters; speeches, interviews with news media, and door-to-door visits with potential voters. [1913 Webster +PJC]

     4. Hence: Any coordinated effort to contact potential supporters or customers and solicit their support or patronage; as, an advertising campaign. [PJC]

     5. (Metal.) The period during which a blast furnace is continuously in operation. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Campaign \Cam*paign"\, v. i.
     To serve in a campaign.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

96 Moby Thesaurus words for "campaign": action, activity, all-out campaign, campaign button, campaign commitments, campaign contribution, campaign fund, canvass, cause, circuit, commitment, compete, competition, contest, course, cruise, crusade, drive, effort, electioneer, excursion, expedition, faith, fare, globe-trot, go abroad, go on safari, go overseas, grand tour, grass-roots campaign, great cause, hard-hitting campaign, hit the trail, holy war, hurrah campaign, interest, issue, jaunt, jihad, journey, junket, lifework, make a journey, make a pilgrimage, make a trip, make an expedition, mass movement, media campaign, movement, offensive, operations, outing, package tour, peregrinate, peregrination, pilgrim, pilgrimage, pleasure trip, principle, progress, push, race, range the world, reason for being, ring doorbells, rivalry, round trip, rubberneck, rubberneck tour, run, safari, sally, shoot, sight-see, solicit votes, solicitation, stalk, stand, struggle, stump, stump excursion, stump the country, stumping tour, take a trip, take the road, take the stump, tour, trek, trip, turn, undertake operations, voyage, war, wayfare, whistle-stop, whistle-stop campaign


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