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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tennis  \Ten"nis\,  n.  [OE.  tennes,  tenies,  tenyse;  of  uncertain 
  origin,  perhaps  fr  F.  tenez  hold  or  take  it  fr  tenir  to 
  hold  (see  {Tenable}).] 
  A  play  in  which  a  ball  is  driven  to  and  fro,  or  kept  in 
  motion  by  striking  it  with  a  racket  or  with  the  open  hand. 
  His  easy  bow,  his  good  stories,  his  style  of  dancing 
  and  playing  tennis,  .  .  .  were  familiar  to  all  London. 
  {Court  tennis},  the  old  game  of  tennis  as  played  within 
  walled  courts  of  peculiar  construction;  --  distinguished 
  from  lawn  tennis. 
  {Lawn  tennis}.  See  under  {Lawn},  n. 
  {Tennis  court},  a  place  or  court  for  playing  the  game  of 
  tennis.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tennis  \Ten"nis\,  v.  t. 
  To  drive  backward  and  forward,  as  a  ball  in  playing  tennis. 
  [R.]  --Spenser. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  game  played  with  rackets  by  two  or  four  players  who  hit  a 
  ball  back  and  forth  over  a  net  that  divides  the  court 
  [syn:  {lawn  tennis}] 

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