Meaning of TOURNAMENT in English

TOURNAMENT

/ ˈtʊənəmənt; ˈtɔːn-; ˈtɜːn-; NAmE ˈtʊrn-; ˈtɜːrn-/ noun

1.

( NAmE less frequent tour·ney ) a sports competition involving a number of teams or players who take part in different games and must leave the competition if they lose. The competition continues until there is only the winner left :

a golf / squash / tennis, etc. tournament

2.

a competition in the Middle Ages between soldiers on horseback fighting to show courage and skill

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English (in sense 2): from Anglo-Norman French variants of Old French torneiement , from torneier take part in a tourney, based on Latin tornus a turn.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.