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Meaning of TENNIS

Pronunciation:  'tenis

WordNet Dictionary
[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

TENNIS is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: lawn tennis
 See Also: advantage, court game, court tennis, doubles, exchange, footfault, professional tennis, rally, real tennis, return, royal tennis, service break, set point, singles



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ten"nis\, n. [OE. tennes, tenies, tenyse; of uncertain
    origin, perhaps fr. F. tenez hold or take it, fr. tenir to
    hold (see {Tenable}).]
    A play in which a ball is driven to and fro, or kept in
    motion by striking it with a racket or with the open hand.
          His easy bow, his good stories, his style of dancing
          and playing tennis, . . . were familiar to all London.
    {Court tennis}, the old game of tennis as played within
       walled courts of peculiar construction; -- distinguished
       from lawn tennis.
    {Lawn tennis}. See under {Lawn}, n.
    {Tennis court}, a place or court for playing the game of
       tennis. --Shak.
  2. \Ten"nis\, v. t.
    To drive backward and forward, as a ball in playing tennis.
    [R.] --Spenser.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are playing tennis, represents changes and the need to actively assert yourself. You may be feeling the need to prove yourself time and time again. Alternatively, you may be unable to commit to a situation or decision. You are literally going back and forth between two choices. Since one of the score in tennis is denoted as "love", then the game of tennis may be a metaphor for a romantic relationship or a courtship.