- a contest or martial sport in which two opposing parties of mounted and armored combatants fought for a prize, with blunted weapons and in accordance with certain rules.
- a meeting at an appointed time and place for the performance of knightly exercises and sports.
Origin of tournament
OTHER WORDS FROM tournamentpre·tour·na·ment, noun
Words nearby tournament
How to use tournament in a sentence
Heading into EVO USA, Ash lost his passport, which forced him to miss a local tournament.
PSG has allowed the fewest goals in the tournament so far, but that was with Navas in goal for the majority of the time.Bayern Looks Unbeatable. But Can Mbappé Push PSG To Champions League Glory?|Tony Chow (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 21, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
With so many users, there are many different games and tournaments, and there are significant stakes.The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 20, 2020|Freakonomics
The tournament was hosted and won by, you guessed it, England.Guess Who’s Cheering for Brexit? South African Cricket|Charu Kasturi|August 12, 2020|Ozy
At this point, many solvers recognized this meant you were guaranteed to win the tournament eventually, as the probability of drawing infinitely many games was vanishingly small.
In 2006, Wahlberg participated in the Los Angeles Police-Celebrity Golf Tournament, an annual fundraiser.LAPD Foundation: Mark Wahlberg Would Make a Good Reserve Cop|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The tournament itself is like the second season of a reality show.
Collins said that most of her knowledge is from “here and there,” so there was no need to cram before the tournament.
A photo of the most recent professional tournament showed a fully male, predominantly white, t-shirt and cargo-shorts-clad top 8.Is ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Immune to GamerGate Misogyny?|David Levesley|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jody Hice—Choosing Hice is like picking Duke or UConn in the NCAA basketball tournament.
She demands the golden ewer—the red horse comes to his aid, and he wins the tournament in his red dress.
Horses and dresses are found in the insular forms, but, so far, I have not found a single instance of the tournament.
Form of imprisonment varies, but the ‘rescue’ is most generally found in company with the tournament.
Here the conflict generally lasts three days, the three disguises are employed, and the tournament is often absent.
Yes, we have to don a coat of mail in the tournament in which we are going to take part; we require armor.Black Diamonds|Mr Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for tournament
- (originally) a martial sport or contest in which mounted combatants fought for a prize
- (later) a meeting for knightly sports and exercises