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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports A tournament in which each contestant is matched in turn against every other contestant.
  • n. A petition or protest on which the signatures are arranged in a circle in order to conceal the order of signing.
  • n. A letter sent among members of a group, often with comments added by each person in turn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tournament in which every player or team competes against each of the others in turn.
  • n. A method of dividing loot amongst a party of players by having the game assign in turn loot to a player or an enemy corpse to loot to a player.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. The cigar fish.
  • n. Any series or sequence of actions.
  • n. A document circulated from one person to another in a group, often with comments added by each recipient.
  • n. A petition or similar document, in which the signatures are arranged in circular form in order to conceal the order of signing.
  • n. A tournament in which each contestant plays against every other contestant at least once; a failure to win any contest does not result in elimination from the tournament. Contrasted with elimination tournament

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pancake.
  • n. A kind of ruff, apparently the smaller ruff of the latter part of the sixteenth century.
  • n. Same as cigar-fish.
  • n. The angler, Lophius piscatorius.
  • n. A written paper, as a petition, memorial, or remonstrance, bearing a number of signatures arranged in a circular or concentric form.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a letter signed by a number of people
  • n. a tournament in which every contestant plays every other contestant

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