Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A series of military operations undertaken to achieve a large-scale objective during a war.
  • noun An operation or series of operations energetically pursued to accomplish a purpose.
  • intransitive verb To engage in an operation planned to achieve a certain goal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To serve in a campaign.
  • noun A more or less extended trip, excursion, or journey for a definite purpose, such as for botanizing or geologizing.
  • noun An open field; a large open plain. Now champaign.
  • noun The operations of an army during one season, or in a definite enterprise: as, the Vicksburg campaign.
  • noun Continued or sustained aggressive operations directed to the accomplishment of some particular object: as, the temperance campaign; especially, in United States politics, organized action in influencing voters in an election, etc.: as, the last presidential campaign.
  • noun In metallurgy, the time during which a furnace remains in operation without stoppage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To serve in a campaign.
  • noun An open field; a large, open plain without considerable hills. Seechampaign.
  • noun (Mil.) A connected series of military operations forming a distinct stage in a war; the time during which an army keeps the field.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Any coordinated effort to contact potential supporters or customers and solicit their support or patronage.
  • noun (Metal.) The period during which a blast furnace is continuously in operation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A series of operations undertaken to achieve a set goal; as, an election campaign, a military campaign, an advertising campaign.
  • verb intransitive To take part in a campaign.

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

  • verb run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
  • verb go on a campaign; go off to war
  • 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)
  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
  • 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
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

Etymologies

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

[French campagne, from Italian campagna, field, military operation, from Late Latin campānia, open country, battlefield, from Latin campus, field.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French campagne, from Italian campagna ("field, military operation"), from Late Latin campānia ("open country, battlefield"), from Latin campus ("field").

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  • its voting season and people everywhere campaign for their candidates

    October 31, 2010

  • An open field; a large, open plain without considerable hills. -from the definitions.

    January 2, 2014