Meaning of TOURNAMENT in English


noun Etymology: Middle English tornement, from Anglo-French turneiement, from turneier Date: 13th century 1. a knightly sport of the Middle Ages between mounted combatants armed with blunted lances or swords and divided into two parties contesting for a prize or favor bestowed by the lady of the ~, the whole series of knightly sports, jousts, and tilts occurring at one time and place, a series of games or contests that make up a single unit of competition (as on a professional golf tour), the championship play-offs of a league or conference, or an invitational event

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