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Meaning of TOURNAMENT

Pronunciation:  'tûrnumunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
  2. [n]  a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize
 

TOURNAMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: tourney
 
 See Also: competition, contest, elimination tournament, joust, open, round robin, tilt

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tour"na*ment\, n. [OE. turnement, tornement, OF.
torneiement, tornoiement, F. tournoiement a turning or
wheeling round. See {Tourney}.]
1. A mock fight, or warlike game, formerly in great favor, in
   which a number of combatants were engaged, as an
   exhibition of their address and bravery; hence,
   figuratively, a real battle. ``In battle and in
   tourneyment.'' --Chaucer.

         With cruel tournament the squadrons join. --Milton.

Note: It different from the joust, which was a trial of skill
      between one man and another.

2. Any contest of skill in which there are many contestents
   for championship; as, a chess tournament.

 

 

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