from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To compete in a tournament.
  • noun A tournament.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To join in a just or tilt, or mock fight of any sort.
  • noun A contest of armed men with swords, blunted weapons, maces of wood, and the like (but not including the tilt or just); more generally, the contest of a number of champions on each side, as distinguished from single combat; the whole series of military exercises or sports held at one place and time. Also tournament

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To perform in tournaments; to tilt.
  • noun A tournament.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun tournament
  • verb archaic To take part in a tournament.

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

  • verb engage in a tourney
  • noun a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner


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

[Middle English torneien, from Old French torneier, from Vulgar Latin *tornizāre, to turn around, from Latin tornāre, to turn in a lathe; see turn.]


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