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tour·na·ment

 (to͝or′nə-mənt, tûr′-)
n.
1. A series of contests in which a number of contestants compete and the one that prevails through the final round or that finishes with the best record is declared the winner.
2. A medieval martial sport in which two groups of mounted and armored combatants fought against each other with blunted lances or swords.

[Middle English tournement, a medieval sport, from Old French torneiement, from torneier, to tourney; see tourney.]

tournament

(ˈtʊənəmənt; ˈtɔː-; ˈtɜː-)
n
1. (General Sporting Terms) a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to determine an overall winner
2. (General Sporting Terms) a meeting for athletic or other sporting contestants: an archery tournament.
3. (Historical Terms) medieval history
a. (originally) a martial sport or contest in which mounted combatants fought for a prize
b. (later) a meeting for knightly sports and exercises
[C13: from Old French torneiement, from torneier to fight on horseback, literally: to turn, from the constant wheeling round of the combatants; see tourney]

tour•na•ment

(ˈtʊər nə mənt, ˈtɜr-)

n.
1. a trial of skill in some game, in which competitors play a series of contests: a chess tournament.
2. a meeting for contests in a variety of sports, as between teams of different nations.
3.
a. a medieval contest or martial sport in which mounted knights fought with blunted lances for a prize.
b. a meeting for the performance of knightly exercises and sports.
[1175–1225; Middle English tornement < Old French torneiement, derivative of torne(ier) to tourney]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tournament - a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winnertournament - a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
contest, competition - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
World Cup - a soccer tournament held every four years between national soccer teams to determine a world champion
elimination tournament - a tournament in which losers are eliminated in successive rounds
open - a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
round robin - a tournament in which every contestant plays every other contestant
2.tournament - a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prizetournament - a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize
contest, competition - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
joust, tilt - a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances

tournament

noun
1. competition, meeting, match, event, series, contest Here is a player capable of winning a world tournament.
2. (Medieval) joust, the lists, tourney a medieval Tournament with displays of archery, armour and combat

tournament

noun
Any competition or test of opposing wills likened to the sport in which knights fought with lances:
Translations
دَوْرَةٌ من المُبارياتمُبَارَاة
turnaj
turnering
turnausturnajaiset
turnir
keppni, mót
トーナメント
토너먼트
turnīrs
toernooitornooi
turnaj
turnir
turnering
การแข่งขัน
vòng đấu loại

tournament

[ˈtʊənəmənt] Ntorneo m
tennis tournamenttorneo m de tenis

tournament

[ˈtʊərnəmənt] ntournoi m

tournament

n (Sport etc, also Hist) → Turnier nt

tournament

[ˈtʊənəmənt] ntorneo
tennis tournament → torneo di tennis

tournament

(ˈtuənəmənt) noun
a competition in which many players compete in many separate games. I'm playing in the next tennis tournament.

tournament

مُبَارَاة turnaj turnering Turnier τουρνουά torneo turnaus tournoi turnir torneo トーナメント 토너먼트 toernooi turnering turniej torneio соревнование turnering การแข่งขัน turnuva vòng đấu loại 锦标赛
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Bhaer soon joined her, looking rather out of his element, and presently several of the philosophers, each mounted on his hobby, came ambling up to hold an intellectual tournament in the recess.
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This dignity and these knightly graces suggest the tournament, not the prize-fight.
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He spends the whole day in settling whether Homer expressed himself correctly or not in such and such a line of the Iliad, whether Martial was indecent or not in such and such an epigram, whether such and such lines of Virgil are to be understood in this way or in that; in short, all his talk is of the works of these poets, and those of Horace, Perseus, Juvenal, and Tibullus; for of the moderns in our own language he makes no great account; but with all his seeming indifference to Spanish poetry, just now his thoughts are absorbed in making a gloss on four lines that have been sent him from Salamanca, which I suspect are for some poetical tournament.
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Furthermore I say--and lay my saying to your heart--the coming dawn will usher in the ill-omened day that is to sever me from the house of Ulysses, for I am about to hold a tournament of axes.
Footmen from Pendragon were perpetually leaving bouquets for Mrs Boulnois; carriages and motor-cars were perpetually calling at the cottage for Mrs Boulnois; balls and masquerades perpetually filled the grounds in which the baronet paraded Mrs Boulnois, like the Queen of Love and Beauty at a tournament.
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