from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sport played by volleying a shuttlecock back and forth over a high narrow net by means of a light, long-handled racket.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A racquet sport played indoors on a court by two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs of players (doubles), in which a shuttlecock is volleyed over a net and the competitions are presided by an umpire in British English and a referee in American English.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A game, similar to lawn tennis, played with shuttlecocks.
- n. A preparation of claret, spiced and sweetened.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An English outdoor game, similar to lawn-tennis, but played with shuttlecocks.
- n. A summer beverage, properly a claret-cup made with soda-water instead of plain water and flavored with cucumber.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
After Badminton, the Duke of Beaufort's country seat in western England.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after Badminton House, an estate in Gloucestershire owned by the Duke of Beaufort, where the game was first played in England. (Wiktionary)