Meaning of TOURNAMENT in English
n.1 any contest of skill between a number of competitors, esp. played in heats (chess tournament; tennis tournament).
2 a display of military exercises etc. (Royal Tournament).
3 hist. a a pageant in which jousting with blunted weapons took place. b a meeting for jousting between single knights for a prize etc.
Etymology: ME f. OF torneiement f. torneier TOURNEY
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012