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Definition of "tournament" []

  • A series of contests in which a number of contestants compete and the one that prevails through the final round or that finishes with the best record is declared the winner. (noun)
  • A medieval martial sport in which two groups of mounted and armored combatants fought against each other with blunted lances or swords. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tournament" in a sentence
  • "He treats us to a long discourse on "banded mail", the full-faced bucket helms are probably fifty years too hi-tech, the use of a barrier in tournament is a tad precocious."
  • "We're back and RVD is in the ring with Bischoff, and RVD is telling Bischoff how upset he was about being stripped of the TNA World Title and the announcement of the title tournament, but there's nothing he can do about it, so he wishes luck to Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, and Ken"
  • "Many hardcore fans were angered that he was given a shot in the title tournament with such a thin MMA resume."