American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A series of contests in which a number of contestants compete and the one that prevails through the final round or that finishes with the best record is declared the winner.
- n. A medieval martial sport in which two groups of mounted and armored combatants fought against each other with blunted lances or swords.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tourney. See tourney and just.
- n. In later times, a contest of skill in which men on horseback riding at full speed strove to carry off on their spears a certain number of rings hung just over their heads.
- n. Encounter; shock of battle.
- n. Any contest of skill in which a number of persons take part: as, a chess tournament.
- n. historical During the Middle Ages, a series of battles and other contests designed to prepare knights for war.
- n. A series of games; either the same game played many times, or a succession of games related by a single theme; played competitively to determine a single winning team or individual.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A mock fight, or warlike game, formerly in great favor, in which a number of combatants were engaged, as an exhibition of their address and bravery; hence, figuratively, a real battle.
- n. Any contest of skill in which there are many contestents for championship.
- n. a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize
- n. a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
- Old French tornoiement (Modern French tournoiement) from the verb tornoier. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English tournement, a medieval sport, from Old French torneiement, from torneier, to tourney; see tourney. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Another concern for the tournament is the high crime rate that plagues many Brazilian cities.”
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“That's what this tournament is about, '' Gonzaga coach Mark Few said.”
“` ` Every team in this tournament is a good team. '”
“I am just excited to be playing, and winning this tournament is a highlight of my life.”
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