champaign

champaign (n.) "open country, plain," c.1400, from O.Fr. champagne "country, countryside," from L. campania "plain, level country," especially that near Rome (see CAMPAIGN (Cf. campaign) (n.)).

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  • Champaign — ist eine Stadt in den Vereinigten Staaten: Champaign (Illinois), bekannt durch die University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign der Name zweier Countys in den Vereinigten Staaten: Champaign County (Illinois) Champaign County (Ohio) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Champaign — Cham*paign , n. [OF. champaigne; same word as campagne.] A flat, open country. [1913 Webster] Fair champaign, with less rivers interveined. Milton. [1913 Webster] Through Apline vale or champaign wide. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Champaign — Champaign, IL U.S. city in Illinois Population (2000): 67518 Housing Units (2000): 28556 Land area (2000): 16.987175 sq. miles (43.996580 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.022970 sq. miles (0.059492 sq. km) Total area (2000): 17.010145 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Champaign, IL — U.S. city in Illinois Population (2000): 67518 Housing Units (2000): 28556 Land area (2000): 16.987175 sq. miles (43.996580 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.022970 sq. miles (0.059492 sq. km) Total area (2000): 17.010145 sq. miles (44.056072 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Champaign — [sham pān′] [after Champaign county, in which it is located: so called for its flat land: see CHAMPAIGN] city in EC Ill.: pop. 68,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Champaign — Cham*paign , a. Flat; open; level. [1913 Webster] A wide, champaign country, filled with herds. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • champaign — [sham pān′] n. [ME champain < OFr champaigne: see CAMPAIGN] a broad plain; flat, open country adj. of or like a champaign …   English World dictionary

  • Champaign — (spr. Tschangpänj), 1) Grafschaft[857] im Staate Ohio (Vereinigte Staaten von Nordamerika), 18 QM.; Flüsse: Mad River u. Buck Creek; Boden theils hügelig, theils eben, überall außerordentlich fruchtbar; Producte: Mais, Weizen, Hafer, Gerste; die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Champaign — (spr. schǟmpēn), Stadt in der gleichnamigen Grafschaft des nordamerikan. Staates Illinois, hat ein Frauenseminar, Fabriken u. (1900) 9098 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Champaign — localisation de Champaign dans le comté de Champaign en Illinois …   Wikipédia en Français

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