1. An open field; a large, open plain without considerable hills. SeeChampaign.
2. Mil. A connected series of military operations forming a distinct stage in a war; the time during which an army keeps the field.
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.
5. Metal. The period during which a blast furnace is continuously in operation.
Cam·paign v. i. To serve in a campaign.
n 1: a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed
his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a
Senate run" [syn: political campaign, run]
2: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward
a particular end; "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" [syn: cause, crusade,
drive, movement, effort]
3: several related operations aimed at achieving a particular
goal (usually within geographical and temporal
constraints) [syn: military campaign]
4: an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa) [syn:
hunting expedition, safari]
v 1: run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's
running for treasurer this year?" [syn: run]
2: 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; "The liberal party pushed for
reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean
is pushing for his favorite candidate" [syn: crusade, fight,
press, push, agitate]
3: go on a campaign; go off to war [syn: take the field]