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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tournament, tourney(noun)

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

  2. tournament(noun)

    a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize

Wiktionary

  1. tournament(Noun)

    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. tournament(Noun)

    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. Tournament(noun)

    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. Tournament(noun)

    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.

British National Corpus

  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. Robert Boland:

    A great Olympic tournament is beneficial for all basketball, and the NBA stands to benefit as much as anyone because it has the biggest ship in the water.

  2. Justin Thomas:

    I've been struggling on Saturdays so far this year and maybe the key is to play a little poorly the first two days, I don't know what it is, but, yeah, it was big today, it was one of the best rounds I've probably ever played in competition. To do it at a stage like this and a field and a golf course like this, to get back in the tournament was big.

  3. Franceso Molinari:

    If I could pick one tournament to win in my career it would be this one, ryder Cup is very special. Ryder Cup hurts to watch Ryder Cup on TV. You really want to be there. I've been lucky to be on two winning teams and I hope to be able to win a third time.

  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. Brendon Todd:

    I feel great about my game, really happy to have a chance to win this tournament coming off a win in Bermuda.

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