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tennis at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

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tennis at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1345, most likely from Anglo-Fr. tenetz "hold! receive! take!," from O.Fr. tenez, imperative of tenir "to hold, receive, take," which was used as a call from the server to his opponent. The original version of the game (a favorite sport of medieval Fr. knights) was played by striking the ball with the palm of the hand, and in O.Fr. was called la paulme, lit. "the palm," but to an onlooker the service cry would naturally seem to identify the game. The use of the word for the modern game is from 1874, short for lawn tennis. ///

tennis at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3S3 n [U] [Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Probably from Anglo-French tenetz! 'take!, receive!' (as called out by the player first hitting the ball in tennis), from tenir; TENANT]// a game for two people or two pairs of people who use rackets to hit a small soft ball backwards and forwards over a net//

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Game played with rackets and a light, elastic ball by two players or pairs of players on a rectangular court divided by a low net. Tennis is played indoors and outdoors, on hard-surface, clay, and grass courts. The object is to hit the ball over the net and into the opponent's half of the court in such a way as to defeat the opponent's attempt to reach and return it. Each player serves for an entire game. Points are scored as 15, 30, 40, and game (the term "love" is used for 0). A tied score ("deuce") requires continued play until a two-point margin is achieved. The first player to win six games, with a lead of two games, takes the set. A match consists of the best two out of three (or three out of five) sets. Since the early 1970s, tiebreakers have been employed to eliminate marathon sets. Tennis developed in the 1870s in Britain from earlier racket-and-ball games. The first world lawn-tennis championship was held in 1877 at Wimbledon; clay- and hard-court competitions emerged later. Current international team tournaments include the Davis Cup for men and the Federation Cup (since 1963) for women's teams. The major tournaments for individual players constitute the "Grand Slam" of tennis: the national championships of Britain (Wimbledon), the U.S., Australia, and France. See diagram, above.

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Tennis at German => English Of Explained:

Tennis [tɛnis]nsn
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tennis [tɛnəs]
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tennis at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(also formal lawn tennis) noun
[U] a game in which two or four players use RACKETS to hit a ball backwards and forwards across a net on a specially marked court:
a tennis player / tournament / club / court

Tennis at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

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

{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.

Tennis \Ten"nis\, v. t.
To drive backward and forward, as a ball in playing tennis.
[R.] --Spenser.

tennis at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

tennis
n : 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: {lawn tennis}]

tennis at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: common » s
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » tenez|lang=fro, second-person imperative of Inter: term » tenir|lang=fro||hold.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /tɛ.nɪs/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: X-SAMPA » /tE.nIs/

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » -|es


  • Inter: sport » s A sport played by either two or four players with strung racquets, a 2½" (6.4 cm) ball, and a net approximately 3 feet high on a clay, grass, or cement court.
    1. Inter: date » d A match in this sport.
    2. 1918, Violent Hunt, The last ditch (page 95)
    3. : We go about to parties in the daytime as usual, teas and tennisesInter: .. » .

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » sport played by two or four players with strung racquets

  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|tennis
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|tenisi
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|تنس|m|tr=tínis, tánis, ténis|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|թենիս|tr=t'enis
  • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|tennis
  • Bavarian: Inter: tø » bar|Tennis
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|тэніс|m|tr=ténis|sc=Cyrl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|тенис|m|tr=ténis|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|tennis|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|網球|sc=Hani, Inter: t+ » cmn|网球|tr=wǎngqiú|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|tenis
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|tennis
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|tennis
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|teniso
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tennis
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|tennis|m
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ჩოგბურთი|tr=č'ogburt'i|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Tennis|n
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αντισφαίριση|f|tr=antisfaírisi, Inter: qualifier » colloquial Inter: t+ » el|τένις|n|tr=ténis
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|טניס|m|tr=tenis
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|टेनिस|tr=ṭenis|sc=Deva
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|tenisz
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|tennis|m
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|tenis
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|tennis
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|tennis|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|テニス|tr=tenisu
  • Kannada: Inter: t- » kn|ಟೆನ್ನಿಸ್|tr=ṭennis|sc=Knda
  • Kazakh: Inter: t » kk|теннис|tr=tennïs|sc=Cyrl
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|테니스|tr=teniseu|sc=Hang

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Kyrgyz: Inter: t- » ky|теннис|tr=tennis|sc=Cyrl
    • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|teniss|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|тенис|m|tr=ténis|sc=Cyrl
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|tenis
    • Malayalam: Inter: t- » ml|ടെന്നീസ്|tr=ṭennīs|sc=Mlym
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|tenis
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|टेनिस|sc=Deva
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|tennis
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|تنیس|tr=tenis|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|tenis ziemny|m, Inter: t+ » pl|tenis|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|tênis|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|теннис|m|tr=tɛ́nnis
    • Sanskrit: Inter: t- » sa|लानम्|sc=Deva
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|teanas|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|тенис|m|alt=те́нис|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|tenis|m|alt=ténis
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|tenis|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|tenis|m|alt=ténis
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|tenis|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|tennis
    • Tajik: Inter: t- » tg|теннис|tr=tennis|sc=Cyrl
    • Tamil: Inter: t- » ta|வரிப்பந்தாட்டம்|tr=varippandhaattam
    • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|టెన్నిస్|tr=ṭennis|sc=Telu
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|เทนนิส|tr=ten-nít|sc=Thai
    • Tibetan: Inter: t- » bo|ཏན་ནེ་སི་སྤོ་ལོ།|sc=Tibt
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|tenis
    • Turkmen: Inter: t- » tk|tennis
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|теніс|m|tr=ténis|sc=Cyrl
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|ٹینس|tr=ṭenis|sc=ur-Arab
    • Uzbek: Inter: t- » uz|tennis


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * football tennis
  • lawn tennis
  • real tennis

    Related terms

    * tennis elbow
  • tennis racquet
  • tennis ball

    See also

    * table tennis or ping pong

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » tennises|tennising|tennised

  • Inter: intransitive » dated To play tennis.
    1. Inter: transitiv » e To drive backward and forward like a tennis ball.
    2. : Inter: rfquotek » Spenser

      Anagrams

      * nestin, sennit, sinnet, tensin


    Category: Category:en:Tennis -

    Dutch

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Nl-tennis.ogg|Audio

    Verb

    Inter: head » nl
  • Inter: nl-verb-form » p=1|n=sg|t=pres|m=ind|tennissen
    1. Inter: nl-verb-form » m=imp|tennissen

      Anagrams

      * intens


    Estonian

    Noun

    Inter: et-noun » tennise|tennist
  • tennis

  • Finnish

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » en|fi Inter: term » tennis|lang=en.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: hyphenation » ten|nis
    • Inter: IPA » lang=fi|ˈtenːis

      Noun

      Inter: head » fi|noun


  • tennis

    Declension

    Inter: fi-decl-vastaus » tenni|ä

    Synonyms

    * verkkopallo Inter: qualifier » dated

    Derived terms

    * tenniskenttä
  • tennismaila
  • tennispallo
  • tennistossut
  • tennisturnaus

  • Category: Category:fi:Sports -

    French

    Etymology

    Inter: borrowing » en|tennis|lang=fr.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Fr-tennis.ogg|audio

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » m|pl=tennis
  • Inter: context » usually|_|uncountable|lang=fr tennis
    1. Inter: countable » Europe|dated|lang=fr sneaker


    Category: Category:fr:Sports -

    Icelandic

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /ˈtʰɛnːɪs/|lang=is
    • Inter: rhymes » ɛnːɪs|lang=is

      Noun

      Inter: is-noun » m|tenniss|-


  • tennis

    Declension

    Inter: is-decl-noun-m-s1 » tenn|i|s|pl=-

    Derived terms

    * Inter: l » is|tennisolnbogi
  • Inter: l » is|tennisspaði

    Anagrams

    * Inter: l » is|steinn

  • Italian

    Noun

    Inter: head » it|noun|g=m Inter: in » v
  • tennis

    Related terms

    * tennistavolo
    • tennista
    • tennistico


    Category: Category:it:Sports -
    Translation: br » tennis
    Translation: cs » tennis
    Translation: de » tennis
    Translation: et » tennis
    Translation: el » tennis
    Translation: es » tennis
    Translation: eu » tennis
    Translation: fa » tennis
    Translation: fr » tennis
    Translation: gl » tennis
    Translation: ko » tennis
    Translation: hy » tennis
    Translation: io » tennis
    Translation: id » tennis
    Translation: is » tennis
    Translation: it » tennis
    Translation: kk » tennis
    Translation: ku » tennis
    Translation: lv » tennis
    Translation: li » tennis
    Translation: hu » tennis
    Translation: mg » tennis
    Translation: ml » tennis
    Translation: my » tennis
    Translation: nl » tennis
    Translation: ja » tennis
    Translation: pl » tennis
    Translation: pt » tennis
    Translation: ru » tennis
    Category: simple:tennis -
    Translation: sr » tennis
    Translation: fi » tennis
    Translation: sv » tennis
    Translation: ta » tennis
    Translation: te » tennis
    Translation: th » tennis
    Translation: tr » tennis
    Translation: vi » tennis
    Translation: zh » tennis

  • Tennis at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » tennis

    German

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » en|de Inter: term » tennis|lang=en

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /ˈtɛnɪs/|lang=de
  • Inter: audio » De-Tennis.ogg|audio

    Noun

    Inter: de-noun » n|Tennis|-

  • tennis

    Derived terms

    * Tennisarm, Tennisball, Tennisschläger

  • Category: Category:de:Sports -

    Luxembourgish

    Noun

    Inter: lb-noun » m|-
  • tennis

  • Category: Category:lb:Sports -
    Translation: cs » Tennis
    Translation: de » Tennis
    Translation: et » Tennis
    Translation: el » Tennis
    Translation: fr » Tennis
    Translation: ko » Tennis
    Translation: io » Tennis
    Translation: id » Tennis
    Translation: hu » Tennis
    Translation: ja » Tennis
    Translation: no » Tennis
    Translation: pl » Tennis
    Translation: ru » Tennis
    Translation: fi » Tennis
    Translation: sv » Tennis
    Translation: zh » Tennis