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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. Roy Hodgson:

    You can't wipe the slate clean. We'll live with the fact it's been 50 years since we won a tournament but all we can do is hope the players approach this one with a relaxed attitude, my fear as a coach would be that the players take anxiety on to the field, that they're weighed down when they go out and don't play as well as they like, imagining the headlines.

  2. Jason Day:

    It's tough, this is the tournament that got me into golf. And being No. 1 has always been a lifelong goal of mine. Just to be able to say you're No. 1, you are the best golfer on the planet, just for one day, would be the best thing ever. Knowing that you were the best in the world would be pretty neat.

  3. Rory McIlroy:

    I said to Harry, 'Could you go and find Laurence? He's got my putter. And put it back in the bag and make sure the bag gets on the plane and goes to California,' that was really it ... the guy I gave it to was running the golf tournament. He knows it's not for him.

  4. Novak Djokovic:

    I'm proud to officially share the news that the #AdriaTour will be held across the #Balkans 13 June - 5 July kicking off with a tournament in Belgrade, very grateful we could make this happen to play and support humanitarian projects across the region.

  5. Mikhail Mamiashvili:

    I think that after what has happened the UWW will decide that the USA should never again hold another major international tournament, i am in contact with our delegation every 60-90 minutes, even despite the time difference. I think that this situation has brought our team even closer together and inspired them even more.

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