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ˈtʊər nə mənt, ˈtɜr-Tour·na·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tournament, tourney(noun)

    a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner

  2. tournament(noun)

    a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize

Wiktionary

  1. tournament(Noun)

    During the Middle Ages, a series of battles and other contests designed to prepare knights for war.

    Etymology: tornoiement (Modern French tournoiement) from the verb tornoier.

  2. tournament(Noun)

    A series of games; either the same game played many times, or a succession of games related by a single theme; played competitively to determine a single winning team or individual.

    Etymology: tornoiement (Modern French tournoiement) from the verb tornoier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tournament(noun)

    a mock fight, or warlike game, formerly in great favor, in which a number of combatants were engaged, as an exhibition of their address and bravery; hence, figuratively, a real battle

  2. Tournament(noun)

    any contest of skill in which there are many contestents for championship; as, a chess tournament

Freebase

  1. Tournament

    A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a sport or game. More specifically, the term may be used in either of two overlapping senses: ⁕One or more competitions held at a single venue and concentrated into a relatively short time interval. ⁕A competition involving multiple matches, each involving a subset of the competitors, with the overall tournament winner determined based on the combined results of these individual matches. These are common in those sports and games where each match must involve a small number of competitors: often precisely two, as in most team sports, racket sports and combat sports, many card games and board games, and many forms of competitive debating. Such tournaments allow large numbers to compete against each other in spite of the restriction on numbers in a single match. These two senses are distinct. All golf tournaments meet the first definition, but while match play tournaments meet the second, stroke play tournaments do not, since there are no distinct matches within the tournament. In contrast, football leagues like the Premier League are tournaments in the second sense, but not the first, having matches spread across many stadia over a period of up to a year. Many tournaments meet both definitions; for example, the Wimbledon tennis championship.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tournament

    tōōr′na-ment, n. a military sport of the Middle Ages in which combatants engaged one another to display their courage and skill in arms: any contest in skill involving a number of competitors and a series of games.—Also Tour′ney. [O. Fr. tournoiement, tornoitorner—L. tornāre, to turn.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. tournament

    A military sport of the Middle Ages, in which combatants engaged one another with the object of exhibiting their courage, prowess, and skill in the use of arms, or for the honor of the ladies attending. According to Ducange, the difference between a tournament and a joust is, that the latter is a single combat, while in the former a troop of combatants encounter each other on either side. But this distinction has not been always observed.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Tournament' in Nouns Frequency: #1784

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tournament in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tournament in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Tournament in a Sentence

  1. Tiger Woods:

    Each tournament I keep feeling a little bit better because I'm starting to play some golf again, i've put Tiger Woods up there in contention a couple of times. ( I) just need to lay some cleaner golf, and who knows ?

  2. French Open:

    Of course it's great to finish the season with winning a title, especially in the last tournament, i enjoyed this week so much. I think I played really well today. I just like to finish the year this way. Especially after making the final last week, I was much more confident in coming to this tournament.

  3. Venus Williams:

    It was a great week, to win the tournament and have the 700th... so, some great moments this week.

  4. Dick Pound:

    This is a guy( Backstrom) who tests positive in the Olympic tournament and somehow when the smoke clears he gets an Olympic medal, i don't get it.

  5. Fabian Delph:

    I am disappointed, Gareth Southgate side has been a great tournament for us personally and on a group level and we can go home proud of ourselves but I think we will kick ourselves in those quiet moments, fabian Delph think we had a great chance to reach the final and we came up short.

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