tennis

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ten•nis /ˈtɛnɪs/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Sporta game played on a rectangular court by players with rackets, in which a ball is driven back and forth over a low net.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ten•nis  (tenis),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sporta game played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs of players equipped with rackets, in which a ball is driven back and forth over a low net that divides the court in half. Cf.  lawn tennis. See illus. under  racket 2.
  • Anglo-French: take!, imperatire. plural of tenir to hold, take, receive, apparently used as a server's call
  • Middle English tenetz, ten(e)ys 1350–1400


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

tennis /ˈtɛnɪs/ n
  1. a racket game played between two players or pairs of players who hit a ball to and fro over a net on a rectangular court of grass, asphalt, clay, etc
    See also lawn tennis, real tennis, table tennis
  2. (as modifier): tennis court, tennis racket
Etymology: 14th Century: probably from Anglo-French tenetz hold (imperative), from Old French tenir to hold, from Latin tenēre



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