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.
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.
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
Similar to what Islanders Hockey had here in the'80s, long Island dynasty teams've got some skill, Long Island dynasty teams've got some grit. Obviously, Islanders Hockey had good goaltending here.
The passion and vision of President President Glenda Glover, Dr. Mikki Allen and all of Tennessee State University's leadership in pushing to make hockey a more diverse and inclusive sport through this feasibility study is both inspiring and humbling, through their passion and track record they will be able to create another success story for other schools and communities to chase and ideally emulate. Pair that with National Hockey League incredible community, National Hockey League fan base and wealth of community corporate partners and National Hockey League will collectively take SMASHVILLE and National Hockey League sport to new heights because of their pursuit of excellence on all fronts.
Melpomene was a substantial girl, thick of bosom, ankle, and forearm, rosy of cheek, and clear of eye. She seemed somehow incomplete without her hockey stick.
I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
I don't like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don't like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it's essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.
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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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