tennis

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English[edit]

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Old French tenez, second-person imperative of tenir (hold).

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tennis (usually uncountable, plural tennises)

  1. (sports) A sport played by two players (or four in doubles), who alternately strike the ball over a net using racquets.
    • 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 1, Death on the Centre Court:
      “Anthea hasn't a notion in her head but to vamp a lot of silly mugwumps. She's set her heart on that tennis bloke [] whom the papers are making such a fuss about.”
  2. (dated) A match in this sport.
    • 1918, Violet Hunt, The Last Ditch (page 95)
      We go about to parties in the daytime as usual, teas and tennises []
  3. (obsolete) An earlier game in which a ball is driven to and fro, or kept in motion by striking it with a racquet or with the open hand.
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
    • Thomas Macaulay (1800-1859)
      His easy bow, his good stories, his style of dancing and playing tennis, [] were familiar to all London.

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tennis (third-person singular simple present tennises, present participle tennising, simple past and past participle tennised)

  1. (intransitive, dated) To play tennis.
  2. (transitive) To drive backward and forward like a tennis ball.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

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Danish[edit]

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tennis c (definite singular tennissen or tennisen)

  1. (uncountable, sports) tennis

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tennis

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tennissen
  2. imperative of tennissen

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Estonian[edit]

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tennis (genitive tennise, partitive tennist)

  1. tennis

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English tennis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ten‧nis
  • IPA(key): [ˈtenːis]

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tennis

  1. tennis

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English tennis.

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tennis m (plural tennis)

  1. (usually uncountable) tennis
  2. (countable, Europe, dated) sneaker

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tennis m (genitive singular tenniss, no plural)

  1. tennis

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Italian[edit]

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tennis m (invariable)

  1. tennis

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tennis m (definite singular tennisen)

  1. (uncountable, sports) tennis

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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tennis m (definite singular tennisen)

  1. (uncountable, sports) tennis

Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tennis c (definite singular tennisen)

  1. (uncountable, sports) tennis

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