What does Hockey mean?
Definitions for Hockey
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Hockey.
field hockey, hockeynoun
a game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field; two opposing teams use curved sticks try to drive a ball into the opponents' net
ice hockey, hockey, hockey gamenoun
a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks
Variation of oche.
Etymology: Unknown origin, 16th century, possibly related to hook due to the curvature of the stick.
Hockey is a term used to denote a family of various types of both summer and winter team sports which originated on either an outdoor field, sheet of ice, or dry floor such as in a gymnasium. While these sports vary in specific rules, numbers of players, apparel and, notably, playing surface, they share broad characteristics of two teams playing against each other to propel a ball or disk into a goal with a stick. There are many types of hockey. Some games make the use of skates, either wheeled, or bladed while others do not. In order to help make the distinction between these various games, the word "hockey" is often preceded by another word i.e. "field hockey", "ice hockey", "roller hockey", "rink hockey", or "floor hockey". In each of these sports, two teams play against each other by trying to manoeuvre the object of play, either a type of ball or a disk (such as a puck), into the opponent's goal using a hockey stick. Two notable exceptions use a straight stick and an open disk (still referred to as a "puck") with a hole in the center instead. The first case is a style of floor hockey whose rules were codified in 1936 during the Great Depression by Canada's Sam Jacks. The second case involves a variant which was later modified in roughly the 1970s to make a related game that would be considered suitable for inclusion as a team sport in the newly emerging Special Olympics. The floor game of gym ringette, though related to floor hockey, is not a true variant due to the fact that it was designed in the 1990s and modelled off of the Canadian ice skating team sport of ringette, which was invented in Canada in 1963. Ringette was also invented by Sam Jacks, the same Canadian who codified the rules for the open disk style of floor hockey 1936. Certain sports which share general characteristics with the forms of hockey, but are not generally referred to as hockey include Lacrosse, Hurling, Camogie and Shinty.
a game in which two parties of players, armed with sticks curved or hooked at the end, attempt to drive any small object (as a ball or a bit of wood) toward opposite goals
the stick used by the players
Etymology: [From Hook, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hok′i, n. a game at ball played with a club or stick curved at one end, shinty.—Also Hook′ey. [Prob. O. Fr. hoquet, a crook.]
hok′i, n. (prov.) harvest-home, the harvest-supper.—Also Hawk′ey, Hork′ey.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A game in which two parties of players provided with curved or hooked sticks seek to drive a ball or puck through opposite goals. This applies to either ice hockey or field hockey.
A type of sport.
Hockey is a great team sport.
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Etymology and Origins
Expresses the diminutive of hook, the club used in this game being only slightly hooked at the end.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hockey is ranked #41728 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Hockey surname appeared 521 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Hockey.
95.9% or 500 total occurrences were White.
1.7% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.1% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of Hockey in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Hockey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Hockey in a Sentence
That’s a lot of hours playing street hockey with my brothers.
Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.
He was the epitome of what a professional hockey player should be : caring, driven, focused and serious.
We’ve got guys in our locker room that have played for a long time. This is not a league where you can dip your toe in the water. You have to jump in and keep going, thirty minutes of hockey leaves you one goal short. This is on the leadership group and the players to get things going.
Cardiac events during sports are uncommon for anyone, said Dr. Stuart Berger, division head of cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. While they can also occur in kids and teens, these injuries can happen whether or not people play sports. While many children can get injured on the field, the numbers are mostly declining – and sports are important for their physical and mental health, doctors say. They explain how to prevent and treat sports injury in kids. How many kids get injured playing sports Overall injuries due to youth participation in football show a dramatic decline since 2013, plateauing in 2020 and heading back up in 2021, according to the most recent figures from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Children should receive an hour of exercise per day. WavebreakMediaMicro/Adobe Stock Convincing your child to leave the screens behind to exercise is hard. Heres how to do it More than a million kids ages 5 to 14 were injured in sports and required a trip to the emergency room, according to the commission. Along with sports like basketball, soccer and football, the agency also reported significant injuries from things like playground equipment and skateboards. Children between the ages of 5 and 14 were most likely to be injured in football in 2021 : There were 110,171 reported injuries in children ages 5 to 14 in 2021, compared to 92,802 in youth and young adults aged 15 to 24. Soccer and basketball were also high risk for kids ’ injuries with 59,000 and 79,207 injuries, respectively. The sports with the highest rates of concussion were : boys ’ football, with 10.4 concussions per 10,000 athlete exposures ; girls ’ soccer, with 8.19 per 10,000 athlete exposures ; and boys ’ ice hockey, with 7.69 per 10,000 athlete exposures, according to a 2019 study. High contact sports like hockey, football, lacrosse and martial arts might be higher risk for serious injuries such as head injury, but even seemingly safer sports like swimming and track pose some risk for overuse injuries. And they all can be made safer with the right strategy, said Dr. Erin Grieb, pediatric primary care sports medicine physician at Stanford Medicine Children’s Orthopedic and Sports Stanford Medicine Center. Here’s what to do if your child plays sports. What to look out for When it comes to cardiac events, screening is crucial, Stuart Berger said. Generally, kids are safe to play sports and exercise without concern for cardiac events, but with all types of sports, it is important to do a physical with family history to identify those who might be at risk, he added. ‘ The concerns are that maybe there is somebody with an underlying cardiac abnormality, the screening is designed to bring that out and that we can identify, if possible, who those kids are.
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Translations for Hockey
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- hoqueiCatalan, Valencian
- Eishockey, HockeyGerman
- hockey, hockey sur glace, hockey sur gazonFrench
- hocaidhScottish Gaelic
- jégkorong, hokiHungarian
- հոկեյ, մականախաղArmenian
- haaki, HᐋᑭInuktitut
- hokej, хокејSerbo-Croatian
- ishockey, hockeySwedish
- хокей, гокейUkrainian
- khúc côn cầuVietnamese
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