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]
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]
EtymologyFrom French campagne, from Italian campagna, "field", "military operation", from Late Latin campania, "open country", "battlefield", from Latin campus, "field"
- Rhymes: -eɪn
- Bulgarian: кампания
- Czech: tažení (military), kampaň (advertising, political)
- Dutch: campagne , veldtocht
- Finnish: kampanja
- French: campagne
- German: Kampagne , Feldzug
- Hebrew: מערכה
- Italian: campagna
- Lithuanian: kampanija
- Russian: кампания (kampánija)
- Serbian: pohod
- Spanish: campaña
- Swedish: kampanj
- to take part in a campaign
- She campaigned for better social security.
There are several common types of campaign:
- Political campaign, an organized effort toward specific political goals.
- Military campaign, a connected series of battles and the maneuvers that support them.
- Advertising campaign, a series of advertisements sharing a common element or theme.
- Role-playing campaign and campaign setting, a connected series of battles, adventures or scenarios played by the same characters in a role-playing game.
- Strategic campaign, an orchestrated effort by an assemblege of people and resources, operating in parallel to achieve some strategic objective.
- Civil society campaign, a co-ordinated effort to achieve social change through lobbying and engaging popular support.
- A common name for the story mode of a computer strategy game.
- An Online Campaign or Ecampaign - characterised by its use of the Internet or Digital Media
- Campaigning - Saying someone SHOULD be something.
campaign in German: Campagne
campaign in French: Campagne (homonymie)
campaign in Italian: Campagne
campaign in Dutch: Campagne
campaign in Japanese: キャンペーン
campaign in Polish: Campagne
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