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Definitions for tournament
ˈtʊər nə mənt, ˈtɜr-tour·na·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tournament, tourneynoun

    a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner

  2. tournamentnoun

    a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize

Wiktionary

  1. tournamentnoun

    During the Middle Ages, a series of battles and other contests designed to prepare knights for war.

    Etymology: tornoiement (Modern French tournoiement) from the verb tornoier.

  2. tournamentnoun

    A series of games; either the same game played many times, or a succession of games related by a single theme; played competitively to determine a single winning team or individual.

    Etymology: tornoiement (Modern French tournoiement) from the verb tornoier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tournamentnoun

    a mock fight, or warlike game, formerly in great favor, in which a number of combatants were engaged, as an exhibition of their address and bravery; hence, figuratively, a real battle

  2. Tournamentnoun

    any contest of skill in which there are many contestents for championship; as, a chess tournament

Freebase

  1. Tournament

    A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a sport or game. More specifically, the term may be used in either of two overlapping senses: ⁕One or more competitions held at a single venue and concentrated into a relatively short time interval. ⁕A competition involving multiple matches, each involving a subset of the competitors, with the overall tournament winner determined based on the combined results of these individual matches. These are common in those sports and games where each match must involve a small number of competitors: often precisely two, as in most team sports, racket sports and combat sports, many card games and board games, and many forms of competitive debating. Such tournaments allow large numbers to compete against each other in spite of the restriction on numbers in a single match. These two senses are distinct. All golf tournaments meet the first definition, but while match play tournaments meet the second, stroke play tournaments do not, since there are no distinct matches within the tournament. In contrast, football leagues like the Premier League are tournaments in the second sense, but not the first, having matches spread across many stadia over a period of up to a year. Many tournaments meet both definitions; for example, the Wimbledon tennis championship.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tournament

    tōōr′na-ment, n. a military sport of the Middle Ages in which combatants engaged one another to display their courage and skill in arms: any contest in skill involving a number of competitors and a series of games.—Also Tour′ney. [O. Fr. tournoiement, tornoitorner—L. tornāre, to turn.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. tournament

    A military sport of the Middle Ages, in which combatants engaged one another with the object of exhibiting their courage, prowess, and skill in the use of arms, or for the honor of the ladies attending. According to Ducange, the difference between a tournament and a joust is, that the latter is a single combat, while in the former a troop of combatants encounter each other on either side. But this distinction has not been always observed.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tournament' in Nouns Frequency: #1784

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tournament in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tournament in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tournament in a Sentence

  1. Mohammad Khan:

    There was no security at the tournament from the beginning, and bombers usually do not target local civilians unless there are some high-profile government or police officials among them.

  2. Philip Brook:

    Without the world's best tennis players we wouldn't have the world's best tennis tournament, this level of prize money is affordable for the championships and we feel we should reflect that in what we pay the players.

  3. Brendon Todd:

    Save that bounce for the tournament.

  4. Ellen White:

    Since Phils come in hes changed different combinations of the squad and I think thats why this squad is so competitive and so great, we can change the squad and show that we can play together and weve got so many different combinations and styles and talented players and thats really important going into a tournament thats really long.

  5. Patrick Gore:

    Even though Charlie Capalbo was n’t feeling well, I know Charlie Capalbo never used it as an excuse ; Charlie Capalbo wanted to be on the ice and give Charlie Capalbo best effort, charlie Capalbo’s got that fighting mentality, that will-to-win mentality. Capalbo’s mother told the news outlet she suspects her son was downplaying his symptoms so he could continue to represent his team on the ice. After losing in the state tournament, Charlie Capalbo returned to the initial physician’s office, and Charlie Capalbo father, Anthony, demanded blood work and a chest X-ray for his son, the CT Post reported. CANCER RESEARCHER-TURNED-PATIENT STARTS FACEBOOK GROUP TO TACKLE COMPLEX WORLD OF CLINICAL TRIALS The tests detected a large mass growing in Capalbo’s chest, and the next day Charlie Capalbo arrived at Yale-New Haven Hospital for a series of tests to determine whether the cancer had spread and to formulate a 32-month treatment plan, according to the report.

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