- 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
Examples from the Web for tournament
Collins said that most of her knowledge is from “here and there,” so there was no need to cram before the tournament.
The tournament itself is like the second season of a reality show.
Interestingly Germany began this tournament trying to play Barcelona style with a plethora of midfielders.
He seemed miffed, after the game, to be adjudged the best player of the tournament.
Early on in the tournament, hardcore Argentina fans spoofed the Argentina roster listing Pope Francis as a team member.Pope Francis v. Pope Benedict: Who Will God Favor In World Cup Final?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why not enter the tournament and compete for the championship?The Automobile Girls at Newport|Laura Dent Crane
This mode of conducting knights to the tournament was not the only pleasing prelude of the sports.The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2)|Charles Mills
She was no longer the dignified little queen of the tournament, but a laughing, bright-faced girl.Saint George for England|G. A. Henty
He was hurt in his first tournament, and has not been able to fight since.King Arthur and His Knights|Maude L. Radford
It was projected as great fun to enter the Buxton tournament in partnership, and Sabre did not see a great deal of Mabel.If Winter Comes|A.S.M. Hutchinson
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
Word Origin for tournament
Word Origin and History for tournament
c.1300, "medieval martial arts contest," from Old French torneiement "contest between groups of knights on horseback" (mid-12c.), from torneier "to joust, tilt" (see tourney). Modern use, in reference to games of skill, is recorded from 1761.