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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

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?)
    • 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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VerbEdit

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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CatalanEdit

NounEdit

tennis m (uncountable)

  1. tennis

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NounEdit

tennis c (definite singular tennissen or tennisen)

  1. (uncountable, sports) tennis

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English tennis.

NounEdit

tennis n (uncountable)

  1. tennis (sport)
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Etymology 2Edit

Non-lemma forms.

VerbEdit

tennis

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

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EstonianEdit

NounEdit

tennis (genitive tennise, partitive tennist)

  1. tennis

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English tennis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtenːis/
  • Hyphenation: ten‧nis

NounEdit

tennis

  1. tennis

DeclensionEdit

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

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tennis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tennis m (plural tennis)

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

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IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tennis m (genitive singular tenniss, no plural)

  1. tennis

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

tennis m (invariable)

  1. tennis

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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NounEdit

tennis m (definite singular tennisen) (uncountable)

  1. (sports) tennis

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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NounEdit

tennis m (definite singular tennisen) (uncountable)

  1. (sports) tennis

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tennis c (definite singular tennisen)

  1. (uncountable, sports) tennis

Derived termsEdit