- a tournament.
- to contend or engage in a tournament.
Origin of tourney
Examples from the Web for tourney
The U.S. will need more offensive firepower to make a deep run in the tourney.Will Jozy Altidore Be Team USA’s World Cup Savior vs. Belgium?
July 1, 2014
While fans of snubbed teams will be furious, or dispirited, or both, Wellman will crush in the aftermath of Tourney selection.Meet the Man to Hate on Selection Sunday
March 16, 2014
The Cougars pour in 84.2 points per game, more than any other team in the tourney.The March Madness Teams to Cheer If Yours Got Bounced
March 16, 2014
They became just the seventh 15 seed in tourney history to win their first-round matchup.Florida Gulf Coast University Are the Talk of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney
March 25, 2013
It is hard to quit Paradise for even such a tourney as we have before us.The Long Roll
On the following days the ceremony was prolonged by tilt and tourney.The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa
Paul Barron Watson
Was the tourney just; were the weapons equal; was it, after all, a fair fight?The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper
Martin Farquhar Tupper
I am all too flummoxed by the masquerade in the tourney round about me.Fantasia of the Unconscious
D. H. Lawrence
Then he put on his armour and rode forth to the place of the tourney.The Red Romance Book
- a knightly tournament
- (intr) to engage in a tourney
Word Origin and History for tourney
c.1300, from Old French tornei (mid-12c.), from torneier "to joust, tilt," literally "turn around," from Vulgar Latin *tornizare, from Latin tornare "to turn" (see turn (v.)). The noun also is attested from c.1300.