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
Additional events at each venue include a softball players' camp, an invitational tournament and Team USA and Alabama All-Stars practices open to ticket holders.
The tournament raises money for the care of needy residents at the Seacrest retirement communities in Encinitas and Rancho Bernardo.
Students must be between ages 10 and 15 to participate in the tournament and must register at lifeliv.com.
St. Rita moves to North Central College for Tuesday's second day of the tournament.
The president has been watching the U.S. Women's Open, tweeting five times over the weekend about his attendance at the golf tournament.
To increase participation this year, the tournament was moved to midsummer from its season-opening slot in April, and the boys’ and girls’ championships were played at the same time, with a total of 225 participants.
The anti-sexism group UltraViolet is planning a rally Sunday to protest the United States Golf Association’s decision to stage the biggest women’s tournament of the year at a course owned by Trump because of his past lewd comments about women.
Wimbledon, one of the most prominent tennis tournaments in the world, was faced with a predicament today: A massive swarm of flying ants infiltrated the courts, wreaking havoc on the players, umpires, and spectators.
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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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