Tourney

  • 1 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 tourney — /toor nee, terr /, n., pl. tourneys, v., tourneyed, tourneying. n. 1. a tournament. v.i. 2. to contend or engage in a tournament. [1300 50; (v.) ME tourneyen < OF torneier < VL *tornidiare to wheel, keep turning; (n.) ME tourneie < OF tournei,… …

    Universalium

  • 13 tourney — 1. noun tournament And let the recreant traitors seek 2. verb To take part in a tournament. Here indeed, perhaps, by rule of antagonisms, may be the place to mention that, after ’s return, there was a liberty of tourneying given to the fighting… …

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  • 14 tourney — Synonyms and related words: Highland games, Olympiad, Olympic games, Olympics, battle, bout, box, brawl, broil, carousel, clash, close, collide, combat, come to blows, concours, contend, contest, cut and thrust, derby, duel, encounter, engagement …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 tourney — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Any competition or test of opposing wills likened to the sport in which knights fought with lances: joust, tilt, tournament. See CONFLICT …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 tourney — sb. 213 B …

    Oldest English Words

  • 17 tourney — n. tournament, series of athletic competitions or games culminating in a championship matchtour·ney || tÊŠrnÉ™mÉ™nt , tÉœr / tÊŠÉ™ , tɔː …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 tourney — n. Tournament …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 Tourney — Mock combat for knights. Tournament. Mock combat for knights …

    Medieval glossary

  • 20 tourney — tour·ney …

    English syllables