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ten·nis

 (tĕn′ĭs)
n.
1. A game played with rackets and a light ball by two players or two pairs of players on a rectangular court divided by a net. The players must hit the ball over the net and into a marked area on the other side for play to continue. Also called lawn tennis.
2. Court tennis.

[Middle English tenetz, tenyes, court tennis, from Anglo-Norman tenetz and Old French tenez, pl. imperative of tenir, to hold, from Latin tenēre; see detain.]
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tennis

(ˈtɛnɪs)
n
(Tennis)
a. a racket game played between two players or pairs of players who hit a ball to and fro over a net on a rectangular court of grass, asphalt, clay, etc. See also lawn tennis, real tennis, court tennis, table tennis
b. (as modifier): tennis court; tennis racket.
[C14: probably from Anglo-French tenetz hold (imperative), from Old French tenir to hold, from Latin tenēre]
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ten•nis

(ˈtɛn ɪs)

n.
a game played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs of players equipped with rackets, in which a ball is driven back and forth over a low net. Compare lawn tennis.
[1350–1400; Middle English tenetz, ten(e)ys < Anglo-French: take!, imperative pl. of tenir to hold, take, receive (see tenant)]
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tennis

  • drop shot - In tennis, it is so called because after it is hit, it drops abruptly to the ground.
  • cachpule - The ancestral name for tennis or a tennis court.
  • service game - In tennis, a game in which a particular player serves.
  • tennis - From French tenez, "take, receive," which was originally called out by the server to the opponent.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the courttennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
double fault - (tennis) two successive faults in serving resulting in the loss of the point
footfault - a fault that occurs when the server in tennis fails to keep both feet behind the baseline
court game - an athletic game played on a court
break of serve, break - (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving; "he was up two breaks in the second set"
professional tennis - playing tennis for money
singles - tennis played with one person on each side
doubles - tennis played with two players on each side
court tennis, real tennis, royal tennis - an ancient form of tennis played in a four-walled court
undercut, cut - (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
return - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
drive - (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
forehand, forehand shot, forehand stroke - (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
forehand drive - (sports) hard straight return made on the forehand side (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
serve, service - (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game"
fault - (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"
rally, exchange - (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point"
service break - a tennis game won on the opponent's service
advantage - (tennis) first point scored after deuce
set point - (tennis) the final point needed to win a set in tennis
match point - (tennis) the final point needed to win a match (especially in tennis)
game - (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
ace - serve an ace against (someone)
drop one's serve - lose a game in which one is serving
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tennis

Tennis terms

ace, advantage, approach shot, backhand, ball, baseline, break of serve, break point, cannonball, centre line, centre mark, chip, clay court, court, deuce, double fault, doubles, drop shot, fault, foot fault, forecourt, forehand, game, grass court, ground stroke, half-volley, hard court, lawn tennis, let, line call, linesman, lob, love, love game, match, mixed doubles, net, net cord, passing shot, racket or racquet, rally, receiver, return, server, service, service line, set, set point, sideline, singles, slice, smash, tie-break or tiebreaker, topspin, tramline, umpire, undercut, volley
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Translations
تِنِسلُعْبَة التِّنِس
tenis
tennis
teniso
tennis
tenis
tenisz
tenis
tennis
テニス
테니스
sportbatistenisas
teniss
tenistenis ziemny
tenistenisový
tenis
tennis
เทนนิส
quần vợt

tennis

[ˈtenɪs]
A. Ntenis m
B. CPD tennis ball Npelota f de tenis
tennis club Nclub m de tenis
tennis court Npista f de tenis (Sp), cancha f de tenis (LAm)
tennis elbow N (Med) → sinovitis f del codo, codo m de tenista
tennis match Npartido m de tenis
tennis player Ntenista mf
tennis racquet Nraqueta f de tenis
tennis shoe Nzapatilla f de tenis
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tennis

[ˈtɛnɪs]
ntennis m
to play tennis → jouer au tennis
Do you play tennis? → Vous jouez au tennis?
modif [club, match, game, tournament, circuit, champion, lesson] → de tennistennis ball nballe f de tennistennis camp n (US) to go to tennis camp → faire un stage de tennistennis court ncourt m de tennistennis elbow nsynovite f du coude, tennis-elbow mtennis player njoueur/euse m/f de tennis
He's a tennis player → Il est joueur de tennis.
He's a good tennis player → C'est un bon joueur de tennis.tennis racket tennis racquet nraquette f de tennistennis shoe nchaussure f de tennis, tennis f
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tennis

nTennis nt

tennis

in cpdsTennis-;
tennis ball
nTennisball m
tennis club
nTennisklub m, → Tennisverein m
tennis court
nTennisplatz m
tennis elbow
n (Med) → Tennisarm m
tennis player
nTennisspieler(in) m(f)
tennis racket, tennis racquet
tennis shoe
nTennisschuh m
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tennis

[ˈtɛnɪs]
1. ntennis m
2. adjda tennis
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tennis

(ˈtenis) noun
(also lawn tennis) a game for two or four players who use rackets to hit a ball to each other over a net stretched across a tennis-court. Let's play (a game of) tennis; (also adjective) a tennis match.
ˈtennis-court noun
a specially-marked area on which tennis is played.
ˈtennis-racket noun
a racket with which one plays tennis.
ˈtennis shoe noun
a sports shoe suitable for tennis, running etc.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

tennis

تِنِس tenis tennis Tennis τένις tenis tennis tennis tenis tennis テニス 테니스 tennis tennis tenis ténis, tênis теннис tennis เทนนิส tenis quần vợt 网球
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tennis

n tenis m
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