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

  • n. See tennis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. tennis played on a grass court

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a variety of the game of tennis, played in the open air, sometimes upon a lawn, instead of in a tennis court. See Tennis.
  • n. See under Lawn, n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A game played with a ball and rackets on a lawn or other smooth surface by two, three, or four persons.

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

  • n. a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court


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  • Directly after dinner Smugg went to his bedroom, and the other three had gone off to play lawn tennis at the vicar's.

    Frivolous Cupid

  • There was a lawn tennis court and eleven indoor staff, there was fishing and shooting, and adventures for the children, with tree houses and charades; a family orchestra and dressing up in clothes from the huge dressing-up cupboard on wet days.

    Mrs. Miniver

  • The officers of the Euryalus are most energetic, and have got up a capital lawn tennis ground; they are even suggesting a cricket-match, the army against the navy.

    Three Months in the Soudan

  • Woodlark before we were off again to see the proposed lawn tennis ground.

    Three Months in the Soudan


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