tournament


tournament
noun
ADJECTIVE
basketball, chess, golf, poker, tennis, etc.
qualifying, ranking, World Cup
European, international, local, national, regional, world
major
one-day (in cricket)
knockout, round-robin (both esp. BrE)
doubles, five-a-side, seven-a-side, etc. (in football/soccer), sevens (in rugby), singles
indoor
club, open
amateur, professional
pre-season (esp. BrE)
VERB + TOURNAMENT
enter, play, play in, take part in (esp. BrE)

The tournament was played under floodlights.

Several top teams have agreed to play (in) the tournament.

win
hold, host, organize
TOURNAMENT + VERB
take place
TOURNAMENT + NOUN
victory, win

her first tournament win of the season

leader, winner
final, game
director, organizer, sponsor
referee (esp. BrE)
player, professional (esp. BrE)

the tournament professional at the local golf club

golf

She retired from tournament golf last year.

PREPOSITION
in a/the tournament

the strongest player in the tournament

out of a/the tournament

The loser will be out of the tournament.


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  • Tournament — Tour na*ment, n. [OE. turnement, tornement, OF. torneiement, tornoiement, F. tournoiement a turning or wheeling round. See {Tourney}.] 1. A mock fight, or warlike game, formerly in great favor, in which a number of combatants were engaged, as an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tournament — index contest (competition) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tournament — c.1300, medieval martial arts contest, from O.Fr. torneiement contest between groups of knights on horseback (mid 12c.), from torneier to joust, tilt (see TOURNEY (Cf. tourney)). Modern use, in ref. to games of skill, is recorded from 1761 …   Etymology dictionary

  • tournament — [n] sporting competition clash, contest, duel, event, fight, games, joust, match, meet, meeting, series, sport, test, tilt, tourney; concept 363 …   New thesaurus

  • tournament — ► NOUN 1) a series of contests between a number of competitors, competing for an overall prize. 2) a medieval sporting event in which knights jousted with blunted weapons for a prize. ORIGIN Old French torneiement; related to TOURNEY(Cf.… …   English terms dictionary

  • tournament — [toor′nə mənt, tʉr′nə mənt] n. [ME tournement < OFr torneiement < torneier: see TOURNEY] 1. in the Middle Ages, a) a contest or exercise in which two parties of mounted knights in the field together tried to unseat each other as with… …   English World dictionary

  • Tournament — For other uses, see Tournament (disambiguation). A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a sport or game. More specifically, the term may be used in either of two overlapping senses:… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   Universalium

  • tournament — 01. My son s hockey team came in second in the [tournament] last weekend. 02. Our company holds a just for fun tennis [tournament] every summer. 03. Tiger Williams has won practically every major golf [tournament] he has entered this year. 04.… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Tournament — The broad term describing a whole range of martial activities from the hastilude, pas d’armes, round table, pageant, emprise, and a host of others. The tournament began as a training for war, and was gradually more regulated and specialized.… …   Medieval glossary