Tourney Tour"ney, n. [OF. tornei, tornoi, F. tournoi, fr. OF. torneier, tornoier, tournoier, to tit, to tourney, F. tournoyer to turn round and round. See {Turn}, v. t.] A tournament. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

At tilt or tourney or like warlike game. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

We hold a tourney here to-morrow morn, And there is scantly time for half the work. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Tourney — Tour ney, v. i. [Cf.OF. torneier. See {Tourney}, n. ] To perform in tournaments; to tilt. [1913 Webster] Well could he tourney, and in lists debate. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tourney — ► NOUN (pl. tourneys) ▪ a medieval joust. ► VERB (tourneys, tourneyed) ▪ take part in a tourney. ORIGIN Old French tornei, from Latin tornus a turn …   English terms dictionary

  • tourney — index contest (competition), fight (battle), oppose Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tourney — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. tornei (mid 12c.), from torneier to joust, tilt, lit. turn around, from V.L. *tornizare, from L. tornare to turn (see TURN (Cf. turn)). The noun also is attested from c.1300 …   Etymology dictionary

  • tourney — [toor′nē, tʉr′nē] n. pl. tourneys [ME turnai < OFr tornei < torneier < base of tourner: see TURN] TOURNAMENT vi. [ME tourneien < OFr torneier] to take part in a tournament; joust …   English World dictionary

  • tourney — I. intransitive verb (tourneyed; tourneying) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French torneier, to twist, whirl around, fight, tourney, from tur, tourn turning, circuit Date: 14th century to perform in a tournament II. noun (plural tourneys)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tourney — Introduced to England as *Conflictus Gallicus, a tournament was a somewhat chaotic affair, known as a * melee from which our use of the word. At first, the melee took place in open countryside, with a large number of knights and their attendants …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • tourney — tour|ney [ˈtuəni, ˈto: US ˈtə:r , ˈto:r ] n AmE informal [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: tourney to take part in a tournament (13 20 centuries), from Old French torneier, from tourn; TOUR1] a ↑tournament …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tourney — [ tʊəni, tə:ni] noun (plural tourneys) a medieval joust. verb (tourneys, tourneying, tourneyed) take part in a tourney. Origin ME: from OFr. tornei (n.), torneier (v.), based on L. tornus a turn …   English new terms dictionary

  • tourney — /ˈtʊəni/ (say toouhnee), /ˈtɔ / (say taw ) Obsolete –noun (plural tourneys) 1. → tournament (def. 3). –verb (i) (tourneyed, tourneying) 2. to contend or engage in a tournament. {def. 1 (noun) Middle English, from Old French tornei, tournay, from… …   Australian English dictionary

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