What does the word tournament mean?

Usage examples for tournament

  1. So he discouraged chess as a degrading game, that did not improve either the mind or the morals, and abolished the tournament summarily. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  2. It was a splendid tournament- a great duel for life and death between the champions of the Papacy and of Protestantism, of the Republic and of absolutism, that was to be fought out that midsummer's day. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. And very soon after he had a tournament cried in Ayre, which lasted two days and attracted a vast concourse of people to the spot. – The Boy's Book of Heroes by Helena Peake