tour·​ney | \ ˈtu̇r-nē How to pronounce tourney (audio) , ˈtər- also ˈtȯr- How to pronounce tourney (audio) \
plural tourneys

Definition of tourney

 (Entry 1 of 2)


tourneyed; tourneying

Definition of tourney (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to perform in a tournament

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Examples of tourney in a Sentence


progressed to the final round of the tennis tourney

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FALLBROOK Golf tourney to benefit Semper Fi Fund The 9th Annual Knights of Columbus/Mission San Luis Rey Charity Golf Tournament is June 4 at the Arrowood Golf Course in Oceanside. Linda Mcintosh,, "Palomar College nurse receives award ... community news," 25 May 2018 The tourney features top players under the age of 18 from the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States, and the majority of them are eligible for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Red Wings' Ken Holland analyzing trade market as team heads to Tampa Bay," 14 Feb. 2018 Although the concept of 'draft stock' is mostly a function of who’s playing well and what rumors are swirling, every year there are players who leave a strong impression in the NCAA tourney and end up earning a better draft slot because of it. Jeremy Woo,, "2018 NBA Mock Draft 5.0: Who Will Leave a Strong Impression in the NCAA Tournament?," 14 Mar. 2018 But in the tourney, the Bishops started to believe. Chris Bokum,, "Archbishop Williams rallies again, captures D4 baseball championship," 23 June 2018 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% 0:00 / 1:26 Eaton baseball advances to state tournament Advertisement The Eagles won Game 3 vs. Amarillo and will advance to their first state tourney in program history. Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Haslet Eaton headed to baseball state final after walk-off in extra innings," 7 June 2018 In early December, after back-to-back losses to one middling Pac-12 team that didn’t make the tourney (Washington) and another that barely did as a No. Chris Johnson,, "Devonte' Graham's Winding Road to Becoming Kansas's Steadying Force," 29 Mar. 2018 Winner: Big Ten Only four teams made the tourney this year, three fewer than in 2017. Phil Rosenthal,, "NCAA tournament winners and losers: Charles Barkley, Harry Potter, John Calipari and more," 26 Mar. 2018 The 11-year drought is the program’s longest since Penn made the tourney in 1970 after a 17-year absence. Gary Bedore, kansascity, "Kansas-Penn lineups, tipoff, TV information, facts and figures | The Kansas City Star," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tourney


14th century, in the meaning defined above


14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tourney


Middle English, from Anglo-French torneier, to twist, whirl around, fight, tourney, from tur, tourn turning, circuit

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