What does Hockey mean?

Definitions for Hockey
ˈhɒk ihock·ey

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Hockey.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. 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

Wiktionary

  1. hockeynoun

    Variation of oche.

  2. Etymology: Unknown origin, 16th century, possibly related to hook due to the curvature of the stick.

Wikipedia

  1. Hockey

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. hockey

    Hockey is a type of sport played between two teams on a field, ice rink or street, wherein players use a hockey stick to hit a ball or puck into the opponent's goal to score points. There are several types of hockey including ice hockey, field hockey, roller hockey, and street hockey. The game requires both physical skill and strategic planning. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hockeynoun

    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

  2. Hockeynoun

    the stick used by the players

  3. Etymology: [From Hook, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hockey

    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.]

  2. Hockey

    hok′i, n. (prov.) harvest-home, the harvest-supper.—Also Hawk′ey, Hork′ey.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hockey

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. hockey

    A type of sport.

    Hockey is a great team sport.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Hockey

    Expresses the diminutive of hook, the club used in this game being only slightly hooked at the end.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HOCKEY

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hockey in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hockey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Hockey in a Sentence

  1. United Wind CEO Russell Tencer:

    The capital is coming in, we expect to see that same hockey stick( growth) curve that we've seen in the solar industry.

  2. General Manager Tom Fitzgerald:

    Kate has been an incredibly valuable resource to not only me, but to our entire hockey operations leadership staff, particularly over the past three years, as part of key hockey decisions, this promotion is reflective of the duties and responsibilities that Kate has assumed within our organization during that time.

  3. Doug Oberhelman:

    It is not a hockey stick, it is not a boom, it is not a 2010 - but it is the first time we have seen that happen and we have lifted our schedules as a result of that this year, we will see how long that goes.

  4. Maria Onolbayeva:

    She leads by example. By skating and playing hockey, she shows that even at that age, you can do anything.

  5. Bill Armstrong:

    Mitchell is a good hockey player, but we need to do the right thing as an organization and not just as a hockey team, i'd like to apologize to Isaiah Meyers-Crothers and the Meyer-Crothers family for everything they have dealt with the past few months. I wish them all the best in the future.

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