Meaning of TOURNAMENT in English
/ ˈtʊənəmənt; ˈtɔːn-; ˈtɜːn-; NAmE ˈtʊrn-; ˈtɜːrn-/ noun
( NAmE less frequent tour·ney ) a sports competition involving a number of teams or players who take part in different games and must leave the competition if they lose. The competition continues until there is only the winner left :
a golf / squash / tennis, etc. tournament
a competition in the Middle Ages between soldiers on horseback fighting to show courage and skill
Middle English (in sense 2): from Anglo-Norman French variants of Old French torneiement , from torneier take part in a tourney, based on Latin tornus a turn.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005