The reigning champion is the most recent winner of a contest or competition at the time you are talking about.

The result means that the reigning world champion has extended his lead in this season's championship.

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  • reigning — index influential, master, paramount, powerful, predominant, rife, sovereign (absolute) Burton s Legal The …   Law dictionary

  • Reigning — Reign Reign (r?n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Reigned} (r?nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reigning}.] [OE. regnen, reinen, OF. regner, F. r[ e]gner, fr. L. regnare, fr. regnum. See {Reign}, n.] 1. To possess or exercise sovereign power or authority; to exercise… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reigning — adjective Currently ruling or holding a position. The reigning world heavyweight champion said hed defend his title once more and then retire even if he won …   Wiktionary

  • reigning — adj. Reigning is used with these nouns: ↑champion, ↑emperor, ↑king, ↑monarch …   Collocations dictionary

  • reigning — Synonyms and related words: ascendant, at the head, average, besetting, boss, chief, commanding, common, controlling, current, dominant, epidemic, general, governing, head, hegemonic, hegemonistic, in ascendancy, in charge, in chief, in the… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • reigning — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. powerful, authoritative, ruling, in power, governing, dominating, supreme, prevailing, regnant. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Exercising controlling power or influence: commanding, controlling, dominant,… …   English dictionary for students

  • reigning — reɪn n. rule, government; period of rule, period of time that a particular government is in control v. possess sovereign power, rule, control, govern; predominate, prevail, be widespread …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reigning — adjective (of a sports player or team) currently holding a particular title. → reign …   English new terms dictionary

  • reigning — adj 1. ruling, commanding, controlling, directing, governing; supreme, head, chief, first, foremost, headmost, premier; main, principal, cardinal, prime, primary, uppermost, most important; dominant, preeminent, preponderant, superior; masterful …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • reigning — adjective exercising power or authority • Syn: ↑regnant, ↑ruling • Similar to: ↑powerful …   Useful english dictionary

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