What does lacrosse mean?

Definitions for lacrosse
ləˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒslacrosse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lacrossenoun

    a game invented by American Indians; now played by two teams who use long-handled rackets to catch and carry and throw the ball toward the opponents' goal

Wiktionary

  1. lacrossenoun

    A sport played on a field between two opposing teams using sticks (crosses) and a ball, whereby one team defeats the other by achieving a higher score by scoring goals within the allotted time.

  2. Etymology: Borrowed from la crosse.

Wikipedia

  1. Lacrosse

    Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. It is the oldest organized sport in North America, with its origins with the indigenous people of North America as early as the 12th century. The game was extensively modified by European colonists, reducing the violence, to create its current collegiate and professional form.Players use the head of the lacrosse stick to carry, pass, catch, and shoot the ball into the goal. The sport has four versions that have different sticks, fields, rules and equipment: field lacrosse, women's lacrosse, box lacrosse and intercrosse. The men's games, field lacrosse (outdoor) and box lacrosse (indoor), are contact sports and all players wear protective gear: helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, and elbow pads. The women's game is played outdoors and does not allow body contact but does allow stick to stick contact. The only protective gear required for women players is eyegear, while goalies wear helmets and protective pads. Both men's and women's field lacrosse have 6v6 versions played on smaller fields, gaining acceptance in multi-sport events. Intercrosse is a mixed-gender non-contact sport played indoors that uses an all-plastic stick and a softer ball.The modern sport is governed by World Lacrosse and is the only international sport organization to recognize First Nations bands and Native American tribes as sovereign nations. The organization hosts the World Lacrosse Championship for men, the Women's Lacrosse World Cup, the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship for box lacrosse, and the Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships for both men and women. Each is held every four years. Lacrosse at the Summer Olympics has been contested at two editions of the Summer Olympic Games, 1904 and 1908. It was also held as a demonstration event at the 1928, 1932, and 1948 Summer Olympics.

ChatGPT

  1. lacrosse

    Lacrosse is a team sport in which players use a long-handled stick with a net at one end, also known as a crosse, to pass, carry, and shoot a small rubber ball into the opponents' goal. The goal of the game is to score by shooting the ball into the opposing team's goal. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. It originated among indigenous tribes in North America and today it is played at both amateur and professional levels.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lacrossenoun

    a game of ball, originating among the North American Indians, now the popular field sport of Canada, and played also in England and the United States. Each player carries a long-handled racket, called a "crosse". The ball is not handled but caught with the crosse and carried on it, or tossed from it, the object being to carry it or throw it through one of the goals placed at opposite ends of the field

  2. Etymology: [F. la crosse, lit., the crosier, hooked stick. Cf. Crosier.]

Wikidata

  1. Lacrosse

    Lacrosse is a team sport of Native American origin played using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick. It is a contact sport which requires padding such as shoulder pads, gloves, helmets, elbow pads, and sometimes rib guards. The head of the lacrosse stick is strung with loose mesh designed to catch and hold the lacrosse ball and can also be strung with hard mesh. There are many different styles like Canadian mesh, rocket pocket and normal mesh. Offensively, the objective of the game is to score by shooting the ball into an opponent's goal, using the lacrosse stick to catch, carry, and pass the ball to do so. Defensively, the objective is to keep the opposing team from scoring and to dispossess them of the ball through the use of stick checking and body contact or positioning. The sport has four major types: men's field lacrosse, women's lacrosse, box lacrosse and intercrosse.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lacrosse

    la-kros′, n. a Canadian game of ball, played by two sets of eleven, the ball driven through the opponents' goal by means of the Crosse, a bent stick, 5-6 ft. long, with a shallow net at one end. [Fr.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Lacrosse

    This name was given to the game by Charlevoix, who, seeing it played by some Alonquin Indians with a stick between Quebec and Three Rivers, called it le jeu de la Crosse.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LACROSSE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lacrosse is ranked #23354 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lacrosse surname appeared 1,090 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Lacrosse.

    95.1% or 1,037 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 32 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.8% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 6 total occurrences were Black.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lacrosse in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lacrosse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of lacrosse in a Sentence

  1. Jeremy Arney:

    Plus, notes the chef, they’re not serving food so it’s not the same business model. Jeremy Arney, an assistant professor at University of Wisconsin LaCrosse and alcohol police expert seems to agree. This is yet another example of two competing value systems.

  2. Stuart Berger:

    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.

  3. Danny McCabe:

    The men's lacrosse team's regular-season pregame warm-up music is selected as a team and approved for use so long as they do not contain vulgarity or inappropriate subject matter, the songs they proposed and used this season meet those guidelines.

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