from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • LakeChamplain A lake of northeast New York, northwest Vermont, and southern Quebec, Canada. It was the site of important battles in the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. The region has many popular resorts.
  • Champlain, Samuel de 1567?-1635. French explorer who founded Port Royal, now Annapolis Royal, in Nova Scotia (1605) and established a settlement (1608) on the site of present-day Quebec.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname from a French topographic name from words meaning field and flat.
  • proper n. Samuel de Champlain, French geographer and explorer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In American geology, a term first employed by Emmons to designate a part of the Paleozoic series of the State of New York.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812
  • n. French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)


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  • CHAMPLAIN - "I was sleeping at my meme's house to spend the night, and (the toy) fell off the bed," said the Rouses Point Elementary School first-grader, hugging GeeGee the lamb during a recent Brownie Troop 4027 meeting at Christ and St. John's Episcopal Church in Champlain.

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  • It is plain, therefore, that Champlain was buried in what was then commonly known as _the Chapel of M. de Champlain_.

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  • A Spanish court document in Cadiz reports the name Champlain as Zamplen.

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  • The goose hunting up by Lake Champlain is insane, as is the duck hunting.

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  • And some underestimated pike fishing in Champlain and some other lakes; 10lbs are not too uncommon and 6lbs are all over the place.

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  • Sadly Champlain is the magor flyway and im gonna have trouble finding good shooting where i am.

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  • Senior Jason Nikel, 23, of Shelburne, Vt., is in Champlain College's entrepreneurial program.

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  • He was really Guy Elder de la Fontenelle, “a renowned ruffian who was sentenced to be broken on the wheel, and who is presumed to have escaped this punishment and turned up again as an honest man, under the name of Champlain.”

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  • First, Malis-Henderson ships its goods from Montreal to a customs-clearance warehouse facility located down in Champlain, New York.

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  • There was one word I ran across in Champlain's stuff.

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