What does tennis mean?

Definitions for tennis
ˈtɛn ɪsten·nis

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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
    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. John Haggerty:

    Justice, whether in the eyes of World Anti-Doping Agency or a court, must be blind, including being blind to a player's earnings, mr. Reedie owes an apology to Maria Sharapova and to all successful tennis players unless he wants fans to think World Anti-Doping Agency has different standards for players depending on their ranking and earnings.

  2. Milos Raonic:

    It's great to see because you know how much Roger Federer 1,000's done for tennis, the fans Roger Federer 1,000's brought, the media attention Roger Federer 1,000's brought, if Roger Federer 1,000 is if not one of the most popular athletes now in the world, Roger Federer 1,000's definitely the most popular tennis player of all time.

  3. 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.

  4. Flavia Pennetta:

    I think this is really important for our country. We did a lot of good things in the last 10 years. We have me, Roberta (Vinci), Francesca (Schiavone), Sara (Errani), now Camila (Giorgi) is coming also, so I think it's really good for Italian tennis.

  5. Roger Federer:

    I am very blessed to be able to play tennis, the sport that I love and very grateful for the opportunities to play in the finals of big events, when the season starts you are on the roll constantly and obliged to be committed to daily routines on and off the court.

Images & Illustrations of tennis

  1. tennistennistennistennistennis

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