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intr.v. tour·neyed, tour·ney·ing, tour·neys
To compete in a tournament.
n. pl. tour·neys
[Middle English torneien, from Old French torneier, from Vulgar Latin *tornizāre, to turn around, from Latin tornāre, to turn in a lathe; see turn.]
tourney(ˈtʊənɪ; ˈtɔː-) medieval history
(Historical Terms) a knightly tournament
(Historical Terms) (intr) to engage in a tourney
[C13: from Old French torneier, from Vulgar Latin tornidiāre (unattested) to turn constantly, from Latin tornāre to turn (in a lathe); see tournament]
tour•ney(ˈtʊər ni, ˈtɜr-)
1. a tournament.v.i.
2. to contend or engage in a tournament.
Past participle: tourneyed
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|Noun||1.||tourney - a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner|
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
|Verb||1.||tourney - engage in a tourney|