Definitions for badmintonˈbæd mɪn tn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bad•min•tonˈbæd mɪn tn(n.)

  1. a game played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs of players equipped with light rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a high net.

    Category: Sport

Origin of badminton:

1835–45; after Badminton, the country seat of the duke of Beaufort

Princeton's WordNet

  1. badminton(noun)

    a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net

Wiktionary

  1. badminton(Noun)

    A racquet sport played indoors on a court by two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs of players (doubles), in which a shuttlecock is volleyed over a net and the competitions are presided by an umpire in British English and a referee in American English.

  2. Badminton(ProperNoun)

    A village in Gloucestershire, England

  3. Origin: Named after Badminton House, an estate in Gloucestershire owned by the Duke of Beaufort, where the game was first played in England.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Badminton(noun)

    a game, similar to lawn tennis, played with shuttlecocks

  2. Badminton(noun)

    a preparation of claret, spiced and sweetened

Freebase

  1. Badminton

    Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players or two opposing pairs, who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court. Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. A rally ends once the shuttlecock has struck the floor, or if a fault has been called by either the umpire or service judge or, in their absence, the offending player, at any time during the rally. The shuttlecock is a feathered projectile whose unique aerodynamic properties cause it to fly differently than the balls used in most racquet sports; in particular, the feathers create much higher drag, causing the shuttlecock to decelerate more rapidly than a ball. Shuttlecocks have a much higher top speed, when compared to other racquet sports. Because shuttlecock flight is affected by wind, competitive badminton is played indoors. Badminton is also played outdoors as a casual recreational activity, often as a garden or beach game.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

badminton(adjective)

a game played on a court with a shuttlecock and rackets.

a badminton match; a badminton court.

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