Lawn tennis

Lawn tennis
Tennis Ten"nis, n. [OE. tennes, tenies, tenyse; of uncertain origin, perhaps fr. F. tenez hold or take it, fr. tenir to hold (see {Tenable}).] A play in which a ball is driven to and fro, or kept in motion by striking it with a racket or with the open hand. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

His easy bow, his good stories, his style of dancing and playing tennis, . . . were familiar to all London. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{Court tennis}, the old game of tennis as played within walled courts of peculiar construction; -- distinguished from {lawn tennis}.

{Lawn tennis}. See under {Lawn}, n.

{Tennis court}, a place or court for playing the game of tennis. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lawn-tennis — ● lawn tennis nom masculin invariable (anglais lawn tennis, tennis sur gazon) Synonyme ancien de tennis. ● lawn tennis (synonymes) nom masculin invariable (anglais lawn tennis, tennis sur gazon) Synonymes : tennis …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lawn-Tennis — (engl., spr. laon , »Rasen Tennis«), ein aus dem Tennis (s. d.) hervorgegangenes modernes, auf der ganzen Erde verbreitetes und besonders auch in Deutschland gepflegtes Sportballspiel. In seinen Grundzügen 1877 und 1878 zu Wimbledon (England)… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lawn-Tennis — Lawn|ten|nis, Lawn Ten|nis [ lɔ:n… ], das; [engl. lawn tennis, zu: lawn = Rasen]: auf kurzem, dichtem Rasen gespieltes Tennis. * * * Lawn|ten|nis [ lɔ:n tɛnɪs], (auch:) Lawn Ten|nis, das; [engl. lawn tennis, zu: lawn = Rasen]: auf kurzem, dichtem …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Lawn tennis — Lawn Lawn (l[add]n), n. [OE. laund, launde, F. lande heath, moor; of Celtic origin; cf. W. llan an open, clear place, llawnt a smooth rising hill, lawn, Armor. lann or lan territory, country, lann a prickly plant, pl. lannou heath, moor.] 1. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lawn tennis — n [U] formal ↑tennis …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lawn tennis — noun uncount FORMAL the game of TENNIS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lawn tennis — ► NOUN dated or formal ▪ tennis …   English terms dictionary

  • lawn tennis — see TENNIS n …   English World dictionary

  • Lawn-Tennis — (engl., spr. lahn), ein aus England stammendes Ballspiel, das auf bestimmt abgegrenztem, durch ein niedriges Netz geteiltem Spielplatz mit von Filztuch überzogenen Gummibällen gespielt wird. Es gilt, mit dem Racket (s.d.) den Ball über das Netz,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • lawn tennis — noun a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court • Syn: ↑tennis • Members of this Topic: ↑double fault, ↑break, ↑break of serve, ↑cut, ↑undercut, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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