HyperDic: tennis

English > 1 sense of the word tennis:
NOUNacttennis, lawn tennisa game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
tennis > pronunciation
Soundsteh'nahs; teh'nihs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
abyss ... worthiness: 194 rhymes with ihs...
English > tennis: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court.
Synonymlawn tennis
Category ofaceServe an ace against (someone)
break, break of serve(tennis) a score consisting of winning a game / game when your opponent was serving
cut, undercut(sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
double fault(tennis) two successive faults in serving resulting in the loss of the point
drive(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
drop one's serveLose a game in which one is serving
fault(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
forehand, forehand stroke, forehand shot(sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
forehand drive(sports) hard straight return made on the forehand side (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
game(tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
match point(tennis) the final / final point needed to win / win a match (especially in tennis)
rally, exchange(sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
serve, service(sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
Partsadvantage(tennis) first point scored after deuce
footfaultA fault that occurs when the server in tennis fails to keep both feet behind the baseline
returnA tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player
service breakA tennis game won on the opponent's service
set point(tennis) the final / final point needed to win / win a set in tennis
Narrowerdoublestennis played with two players on each side
professional tennisPlaying tennis for money
royal tennis, real tennis, court tennisAn ancient form of tennis played in a four-walled court
singlestennis played with one person on each side
Broadercourt gameAn athletic game played on a court
Spanishtenis
Catalantenis, tennis

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