Meaning of TOURNAMENT in English

TOURNAMENT

■ noun

1》 a series of contests between a number of competitors, competing for an overall prize.

2》 a medieval sporting event in which knights jousted with blunted weapons for a prize.

3》 a modern event involving display of military techniques and exercises.

Origin

ME: from Anglo-Norman Fr. vars of OFr. torneiement , from torneier (see tourney ).

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