It's Wednesday again, which means another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games have ended with a hand-off to Rio de Janeiro, and so the Olympic fever will die down for a couple of years, until the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In honor of all the competitors, regardless of medal counts, today’s word is:
- A person who has defeated or surpassed all rivals in a competition, esp. in sports.
- Someone who supports or defends a cause or person.
-Support the cause of; defend.
Synonym as a noun: champ - advocate - supporter - fighter
Synonym as a verb: defend - advocate - uphold - protect - assert
First seen in Shakespeare's Macbeth (written 1605-1606). The full text of the play may be found here.