tennis

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛ.nɪs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛnɪs

Noun[edit]

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, in 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?)
    • 1848, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 11, in The History of England from the Accession of James II:
      His easy bow, his good stories, his style of dancing and playing tennis, [] were familiar to all London.

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Verb[edit]

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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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English tennis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tennis m (uncountable)

  1. tennis

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English tennis.

Noun[edit]

tennis c (definite singular tennissen or tennisen)

  1. (uncountable, sports) tennis

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛ.nəs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ten‧nis

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English tennis.

Noun[edit]

tennis n (uncountable)

  1. tennis (sport)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

tennis

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

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tennis (genitive tennise, partitive tennist)

  1. tennis

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English tennis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtenːis/, [ˈt̪e̞nːis̠]
  • Rhymes: -enːis
  • Syllabification: ten‧nis

Noun[edit]

tennis

  1. tennis

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tennis (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative tennis tennikset
genitive tenniksen tennisten
tenniksien
partitive tennistä tenniksiä
illative tennikseen tenniksiin
singular plural
nominative tennis tennikset
accusative nom. tennis tennikset
gen. tenniksen
genitive tenniksen tennisten
tenniksien
partitive tennistä tenniksiä
inessive tenniksessä tenniksissä
elative tenniksestä tenniksistä
illative tennikseen tenniksiin
adessive tenniksellä tenniksillä
ablative tennikseltä tenniksiltä
allative tennikselle tenniksille
essive tenniksenä tenniksinä
translative tennikseksi tenniksiksi
instructive tenniksin
abessive tenniksettä tenniksittä
comitative tenniksineen
Possessive forms of tennis (type vastaus)
possessor singular plural
1st person tennikseni tenniksemme
2nd person tenniksesi tenniksenne
3rd person tenniksensä

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English tennis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tennis m (plural tennis)

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

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tennis m (genitive singular tenniss, no plural)

  1. tennis

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English tennis.

Noun[edit]

tennis m (invariable)

  1. tennis

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Further reading[edit]

  • tennis in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tennis m (definite singular tennisen) (uncountable)

  1. (sports) tennis

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tennis m (definite singular tennisen) (uncountable)

  1. (sports) tennis

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Swedish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tennis c (definite singular tennisen)

  1. (uncountable, sports) tennis

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