English[edit]

Commons

Etymology[edit]

Previous French tenez, second-person crucial of tenir (maintain).

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Noun[edit]

tennis (normally uncountable, plural tennises)

  1. (sports activities) A sport performed by two gamers (or 4 in doubles), who alternately strike the ball over a web utilizing racquets.
    • 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 1, in Dying on the Centre Courtroom:

      “Anthea hasn’t a notion in her head however to vamp lots of foolish mugwumps. She’s set her coronary heart on that tennis bloke [] whom the papers are making such a fuss about.”

  2. (dated) A match on this sport.
    • 1918, Violet Hunt, The Final Ditch (web page 95)
      We go about to events within the daytime as standard, teas and tennises []
  3. (out of date) An earlier sport wherein a ball is pushed from side to side, or saved in movement by hanging it with a racquet or with the open hand.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Lifetime of Henry the Fift”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Revealed In response to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, printed 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act quantity in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene quantity in lowercase Roman numerals):

      tennis-balls

    • 1849–1861, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 11, in The Historical past of England from the Accession of James the Second, quantity (please specify |quantity=I to V), London: Longman, Brown, Inexperienced, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323:

      His simple bow, his good tales, his type of dancing and taking part in tennis, [] had been acquainted to all London.

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Verb[edit]

tennis (third-person singular easy current tennises, current participle tennising, easy previous and previous participle tennised)

  1. (intransitive, dated) To play tennis.
  2. (transitive) To drive from side to side like a tennis ball.
    • they shall have Intelligence or Espial upon the Enemy, will so drive him from one facet to a different, and tennis him amongst them

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Etymology[edit]

From English tennis.

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Noun[edit]

tennis m (uncountable)

  1. tennis

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Etymology[edit]

From English tennis.

Noun[edit]

tennis c (particular singular tennissen or tennisen)

  1. (uncountable, sports activities) tennis

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛ.nəs/
  • 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 primary entry.

Verb[edit]

tennis

  1. first-person singular current indicative of tennissen
  2. crucial 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

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tennis

  1. tennis

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English tennis.

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tennis m (plural tennis)

  1. (normally 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]

Etymology[edit]

From English tennis.

Noun[edit]

tennis m (invariable)

  1. tennis

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Additional studying[edit]

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

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

tennis m (particular singular tennisen) (uncountable)

  1. (sports activities) tennis

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

tennis m (particular singular tennisen) (uncountable)

  1. (sports activities) tennis

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Swedish[edit]

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tennis c (particular singular tennisen)

  1. (uncountable, sports activities) tennis

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