American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A game, similar to lawn tennis, played with shuttlecocks.
- n. A preparation of claret, spiced and sweetened.
- n. a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
- Named after Badminton House, an estate in Gloucestershire owned by the Duke of Beaufort, where the game was first played in England. (Wiktionary)
- After Badminton, the Duke of Beaufort's country seat in western England. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Families gardened and used their backyards more (the 1930s saw a renaissance in badminton); in the evenings they gathered around the radio, worked on jigsaw puzzles (another 1930s craze), played cards and, of course, Monopoly (an irony-heavy product of the Depression).”
“My father said, 'Join badminton — if you like it, continue,'" she says.”
“Korea's Hwang Jiman after winning the bronze medal in badminton with Lee Jaejin, who appears to be on the bubble.”
“Medals race impact: China figures to add significantly to its gold and overall medal haul in badminton, especially on the women's side.”
“The U.S. has not had much success in badminton over the past few decades.”
“China shines in badminton Jiewen-Wei top countrywomen for win; S. Korea takes bronze.”
“ATHENS (AP) Zhang Ning of China won the gold medal in badminton Thursday, beating Indonesian-born Mia Audina of the Netherlands 8-11, 11-6, 11-7.”
“Praneet's upset of Viktor Axelsen had been the highlight, for Axelsen is considered the next big name in Danish badminton after Jan O Jorgensen.”
“One can easily accept that the game of badminton is fun to play, but doubts if it’s worth playing!”
“He’s more interested in badminton, his piano lessons, wrestling with Joshua, arguing with Kuya Gabriel.”
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