Meaning of TOURNAMENT in English

TOURNAMENT

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.