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.

  2. 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

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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. Rafa Nadal:

    The situation is terrible, all these things that are happening cause damage to tennis, to the desire sponsors might have to invest in our sport, to the excitement that kids might have in continuing to play.

  2. Deborah Birx:

    Memorial Day weekend's very important to maintain that six feet distance and very important to have your mask with you in case that six feet distance can not be maintained, we are asking continuously for you all to be outside, to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend ; to play golf ; to hike as Dr.( Anthony) Fauci said ; to play tennis with marked balls -- and to be out with your families that you have been in the household with ; and even consider sharing socially distanced space as long as you have utensils that belong to individuals and that maybe can be thrown out immediately.

  3. Stan Wawrinka:

    It's never the way you want to finish a match. I'm really sorry for Novak, we've played amazing battles all of my career. I want to keep my level (from) tonight. I was playing super good tennis. I'm happy to be back.

  4. Andrea Gaudenzi:

    The ATP has played a central part in my life in so many ways and to be given this opportunity to serve as chairman is a true honor, i look forward to overseeing the future direction of the tour and building on the sport's global success and popularity at what is unquestionably one of the most exciting times in the history of men's professional tennis.

  5. Stan Wawrinka:

    I saw that I could increase my tennis level in the right moments, in important moments, i want to continue, and I will try to do that tomorrow.

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