noun, plural tour·neys.
- a tournament.
verb (used without object), tour·neyed, tour·ney·ing.
- to contend or engage in a tournament.
- a knightly tournament
- (intr) to engage in a tourney
c.1300, from Old French tornei (mid-12c.), from torneier “to joust, tilt,” literally “turn around,” from Vulgar Latin *tornizare, from Latin tornare “to turn” (see turn (v.)). The noun also is attested from c.1300.