What does tennis mean?

Definitions for tennis
ˈtɛn ɪsten·nis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tennis, lawn tennisnoun

    a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court

Wiktionary

  1. tennisnoun

    A sport played by either two or four players with strung racquets, a 2½" (6.4 cm) ball, and a net approximately 3 feet high on a clay, grass, or cement court.

    Etymology: tenez, second-person imperative of tenir.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tennisnoun

    a play in which a ball is driven to and fro, or kept in motion by striking it with a racket or with the open hand

  2. Tennisverb

    to drive backward and forward, as a ball in playing tennis

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tennis

    ten′is, n. an ancient game for two to four persons, played with ball and rackets within a building specially constructed for the purpose: lawn-tennis (q.v.), a modern imitation of the former.—ns. Tenn′is-ball, a ball used in the game of tennis; Tenn′is-court, a place or court for playing at tennis. [Skeat suggests O. Fr. tenies, pl. of tenie, a fillet—L. tænia.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Tennis

    A game played by two or four players with rackets and an elastic ball on a level court divided by a low net.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. TENNIS

    A game in which the participants enjoy a racket on the side and raise the deuce over a net, while the volleys drive them from set to set and love scores as often as it's mentioned.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tennis' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3526

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tennis' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3523

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tennis' in Nouns Frequency: #1453

Anagrams for tennis »

  1. nestin, sennit, sinnet, tensin

  2. Nestin

  3. Sennit

  4. Sinnet

  5. Tensin

How to pronounce tennis?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tennis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tennis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of tennis in a Sentence

  1. David Marsh:

    My neck was like the size of a tennis ball, it was closing in on my throat. My wife took me to the ER and they said I had to be rushed to Grady [Memorial Hospital] to have emergency surgery. That’s where they cut the abscess, put a tube in through my mouth, through my neck for everything to drain out.

  2. Patrick Mouratoglou:

    For many years I have been worried about the future of tennis. The average age of a tennis fan is 61, which is very old for a fan base, tennis is failing to renew its fanbase. And that's very worrying, because the future doesn't look bright.

  3. Tiffani Lee:

    She was walking by herself and she had on one flip flop and one tennis shoe.

  4. Marin Cilic:

    Our team just shows how much spirit we have, how much we're motivated, all weekend we played amazing tennis and Teenager Borna Coric produced unbelievable tennis( in) the deciding rubber.

  5. Magdalena Rybarikova:

    To be honest, I enjoy watching more men's tennis, i think also for the spectators it's more enjoyable to watch - because it's huge names like Roger Federer and Andy Murray and I think they deserve to be on Centre Court.

Images & Illustrations of tennis

  1. tennistennistennistennistennis

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