What does hockey mean?

Definitions for hockey
ˈhɒk ihock·ey

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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.

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

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

    Etymology: [From Hook, n.]

  2. Hockeynoun

    the stick used by the players

    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.

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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. Vladimir Tarasenko:

    As long as I play here I will work 100 percent, i don't want to be a distraction in the room. I'm here to work, I'm healthy, I'm happy to play hockey again.

  2. The National Hockey League:

    China is committed to hockey and expects to expand its participation in all winter sports to 300 million people by 2022, the NHL continues to collaborate with sports bureaus across China in developing grassroots hockey programs and supporting local youth hockey and hockey development at all levels.

  3. Nicklas Lidstrom:

    During my hockey career I was always focused on the next game or the next season, so I never allowed Nicklas Lidstrom to imagine I'd be hearing from the Hockey Hall of Fame, i took a lot of pride in being dedicated to the game, so it means a great deal to me to be recognized by those who know the game the best.

  4. Taylor Hall:

    Going forward I'd like to see a World Cup of Hockey format again and try and make World Cup of Hockey just as important as The Olympics in people’s minds.

  5. Josh Sweeney:

    When I first started, if you weren’t training, not eating the best and worked out only occasionally, if you knew the sport and had good hockey sense, you’d be okay, now, if you’re not working out all the time, eating correctly and if you don’t have that hockey sense, you’re struggling.

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