Meaning of TOURNAMENT in English
tour ‧ na ‧ ment /ˈtʊənəmənt, ˈtɔː- $ ˈtɜːr-, ˈtʊr-/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Date: 1100-1200 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: torneiement , from torneier ; ⇨ ↑ tourney ]
1 . a competition in which players compete against each other in a series of games until there is one winner:
I feel I can win this tournament.
tennis/chess/badminton etc tournament
2 . a competition to show courage and fighting skill between soldiers in the Middle Ages
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▪ competition an organized event in which people or teams compete against each other, especially in order to win a prize:
My sister entered a dance competition.
The winner of the competition will be announced in June.
▪ contest a competition in which people do an activity, and a group of judges decide the winner:
a beauty contest
a contest to find America’s strongest man
▪ championship an important sports competition to find the best player or team in the world or in a particular area:
the European Athletics Championship
Brazil went on to win the world championship.
▪ tournament a competition in a sport or game, in which many players or teams compete against each other until there is one winner:
a golf tournament
▪ quiz a competition in which people have to answer questions:
a TV quiz show
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012