What does tennis mean?

Definitions for tennis
ˈtɛn ɪsten·nis

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tennis.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tennis, lawn tennis(noun)

    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. tennis(Noun)

    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. Tennis(noun)

    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. Tennis(verb)

    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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say tennis in sign language?

  1. tennis

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. Serena Williams:

    It wasn't as tight as I was used to, i've played tennis for over 30 years, so I'm so used to( being) incredibly fit.

  2. Naomi Osaka:

    I think I played well today. But I knew that I had to because I've played her twice before already and it was on hard court and then I didn't know what to expect today so I tried to stay as focused as I could, i'm in a really good place right now. I feel like I'm having fun playing tennis again which is always a good thing and I always play well if I have that mentality.

  3. Del Potro:

    We're both coming off injuries but I think it will be a really good match, i'm going to play my best tennis against Roger Federer.

  4. Andy Roddick:

    I still play probably 10 or 15 nights a year in public… I don’t practice much tennis I play maybe one or two times a month but I still get to watch it, i run a foundation in Austin and that picks up a lot of my time.

  5. Spaniard Muguruza:

    I think she's playing great. I think since a while she's just progressing up in the rankings and in the results, so I think she deserves to be in the final with the tennis she has been showing.

Images & Illustrations of tennis

  1. tennistennistennistennistennis

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