Definition of tournament
1 : a series of games or contests that make up a single unit of competition (as on a professional golf tour), the championship playoffs of a league or conference, or an invitational event
2a : a knightly sport of the Middle Ages between mounted combatants armed with blunted lances or swords and divided into two parties contesting for a prize or favor bestowed by the lady of the tournamentb : the whole series of knightly sports, jousts, and tilts occurring at one time and place
Examples of tournament in a Sentence
She's an excellent tennis player who has won many tournaments.
a golf tournament in which professionals compete against amateurs
Recent Examples of tournament from the Web
Virginia Little League softball tournament opening ceremonies Top Little League majors (ages 11-12) will play for the state championship.
Although Burbank, the District 16 representative, easily handled San Marino (District 17) in its tournament opener Saturday, 15-5, the locals couldn’t get much going early on Monday.
That ultimately led to the Tri-Cities squad seeing its season come to a close Sunday following a 14-0 defeat against San Marino National at Quartz Hill Little League Fields in the double-elimination tournament.
The ninth-annual Mario V. Chalmers Foundation golf tournament is set for Monday, Aug. 14, at the Jayhawk Golf Club Course (formerly Alvamar) in Lawrence.
The NJPW special will feature every match from night two in their entirety, headlined by the semifinals and finale of the inaugural IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship tournament.
Independence Day Celebration, 4-11 p.m., West Loveland Avenue, Loveland. Kid Zone, food trucks, cornhole tournament, fireworks and more.
Mr. van der Lei’s company teaches golfers how to improve their HRV under conditions of pressure and stress such as tournaments.
The season culminated with a third-place finish in the Class 2A state tournament.
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Origin and Etymology of tournament
Middle English tornement, from Anglo-French turneiement, from turneier
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
TOURNAMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tournament for English Language Learners
: a sports competition or series of contests that involves many players or teams and that usually continues for at least several days
: a contest of skill and courage between soldiers or knights in the Middle Ages
TOURNAMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of tournament for Students
1 : a series of contests played for a championship a golf tournament a chess tournament
2 : a contest between knights wearing armor and fighting with blunted lances or swords
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