- 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.
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Origin of tournament
OTHER WORDS FROM tournamentpre·tour·na·ment, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for tournament
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.
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