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.