Meaning of TOURNAMENT in English

TOURNAMENT

/toor"neuh meuhnt, terr"-/ , n.

1. a trial of skill in some game, in which competitors play a series of contests: a chess tournament.

2. a meeting for contests in a variety of sports, as between teams of different nations.

3. Hist.

a. a contest or martial sport in which two opposing parties of mounted and armored combatants fought for a prize, with blunted weapons and in accordance with certain rules.

b. a meeting at an appointed time and place for the performance of knightly exercises and sports.

[ 1175-1225; ME tornement torneiement, equiv. to torne ( ier ) to TOURNEY + -ment -MENT ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .