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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.

  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.

  3. 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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Numerology

  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. Alexander Zverev:

    I am very happy with the win. I am very happy to be in the final and give myself an opportunity to win a tournament here, i made 15 aces so my serve was doing alright ... Delbonis beat great players on this surface already, he has done well on this surface and I think winning against him is a good win.

  2. Roger Federer:

    I tried to really mix it up on his second serve and I was hoping to serve good enough Roger Federer to keep me out of trouble, he had that one bad game at the beginning of the second set, which made the difference in the match. Incredibly, the triumph marks the 87th ATP Tour win of Federer's trophy-laden career. Djoko's Cincinnati hex By comparisson, Djokovic will now have to wait until next year to try and overcome his Cincinnati hoodoo. Sunday's result means the World No 1. has lost in the final of the Ohio tournament five times in his career, including twice previously to Federer in 2009 and 2012.

  3. Austrian Peya:

    Very mixed emotions right now, we are very happy that we won the tournament, but it is not the way you want it to end.

  4. John Chew:

    It will refresh the tournament playing population, it will bring in new players who would otherwise not want to play the game because some of their favorite everyday words were not acceptable until this year, but we'll end up losing some older players who can't get over the idea that a word coined by a 14-year-old is now used in Scrabble.

  5. Rafa Nadal:

    When you are on the confidence, you feel that shots come without thinking, if I want to have chances to keep being competitive in this tournament, I need to play this way.

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