hockey

Definitions

  • Held Amy up by his arms and hockey
    Held Amy up by his arms and hockey
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hockey a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks
    • n hockey a game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field; two opposing teams use curved sticks try to drive a ball into the opponents' net
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The hockey player's costume The hockey player's costume

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pucks hit by hockey sticks have reached speeds of up to 150 miles per hour
    • Hockey A game in which two parties of players, armed with sticks curved or hooked at the end, attempt to drive any small object (as a ball or a bit of wood) toward opposite goals.
    • Hockey The stick used by the players.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Canada beat Denmark 47-0 at the 1949 world hockey championships. new
    • n hockey A game of ball played with a club curved at one end. Also called shinny, shinty. It is played (in the northern United States, commonly in winter on ice) by a number of persons divided into two parties or sides, the object of each side being to drive the ball or block with the curved end of the club into that part of the field marked off as the opponent’ goal.
    • n hockey The stick or club used in playing this game. Also called hockey-stick, hockey-club.
    • n hockey Harvest-home; the harvest-supper.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Early hockey games allowed as many as 30 players a side on the ice
    • n Hockey hok′i a game at ball played with a club or stick curved at one end, shinty
    • Hockey Also Hook′ey
    • n Hockey hok′i (prov.) harvest-home, the harvest-supper
    • Hockey Also Hawk′ey, Hork′ey
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Quotations

  • Mario Lemieux
    Mario Lemieux
    “Certainly we're not satisfied with just winning games. We've been playing some pretty good hockey, but we think we can play much better.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Hook (n.)

Usage

In literature:

He was in full skating rig, fur cap and all, with a green bag in one hand and a big hockey stick in the other.
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey
Goddess, heroine, or angel she might be (her height, indeed, suggested heaven rather than hockey).
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
The utterance of truth is not aided by passing through a brain that is cut like a hockey rink from the passage of many characters.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
It was a winter of hard work and, aside from some skating and ice-hockey, Eric took little time off from his books.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Betty found Mary and Katherine in possession of her room and engaged in an animated discussion about the rules of hockey.
"Betty Wales Freshman" by Edith K. Dunton
Sounds of merry laughter, and the 'knock, knock' of the hockey-sticks arise.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
As hockey was off, the girls might do what they pleased with the afternoon.
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
He finished dinner early and, with skates and hockey-stick, rode briskly out to the lake.
"Under Boy Scout Colors" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
My impresario took me in the afternoon to a club for ladies and gentlemen, and there I had the, to me, novel sight of a game of hockey.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
My partner got tickets right behind your seats for the hockey game tonight.
"Dave Dawson at Casablanca" by Robert Sydney Bowen
He murmured to himself as he went, and his talk was far from hockey or any delights of skating.
"Hildegarde's Harvest" by Laura E. Richards
It will be lovely to learn hockey and lacrosse; I've never played either before.
"A Fourth Form Friendship" by Angela Brazil
And Vivien's such a sport at hockey, too!
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
Above their heads, the gossip went on busily about the style of the first hockey eleven.
"The Youngest Girl in the School" by Evelyn Sharp
I say, do you play hockey?
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
Rendell insisted on playing hockey, insisted in the face of opposition.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
But this term we do prep in the evening, and have our hockey in the afternoon.
"Just Gerry" by Christine Chaundler
This meeting has been called by a few of us who want to get up a hockey team.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
You might come and stay with us; you'd get some hockey.
"The Furnace" by Rose Macaulay
Visibly a hockey skirt had not long ago been more natural to her.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
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In poetry:

Were you a prefect and head of your dormit'ry?
Were you a hockey girl, tennis or gym?
Who was your favourite? Who had a crush on you?
Which were the baths where they taught you to swim?
"Myfanwy" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

Western Class C Field Hockey Semifinal: NYA knocks out Dirigo .
There are some very proud hockey players in Finland's dressing room, and Friday's 6-1 loss to the hands of Team USA in the semifinals of the men's Olympic hockey tournament left them nearly speechless.
The Shenendehowa hockey team struck for three goals in the first period on its way to a 4-1 victory over Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa in Tuesday's Capital District High School Hockey League game at Union College.
The Milford High School field hockey team and coaching staff held a youth field hockey clinic for girls this spring.
SAGINAW, MI — Former Saginaw Spirit captain Paul Bissonnette was named the Player of the Week in the Elite Ice Hockey League , a professional hockey league in the United Kingdom.
National Hockey League lockout threatens entire hockey season .
This photo provided by The University of North Dakota shows UND hockey player Michael Parks during the NCAA West Region college hockey semifinals in St Paul, Minn.
If you're a local hockey player aged 3-17, the Alpena Hockey Association wants you to come out and play this season.
There might not be any Hockey Night in Canada, but Stephen Harper got his fix with a little morning hockey in India.
JaySkate is sponsored by the Friends of John Jay Ice Hockey, with all proceeds to be used to support the John Jay ice hockey program.
Former Winthrop hockey standout and current South Shore Kings forward Chris LeBlanc committed to Merrimack today, the Eastern Junior Hockey League team announced on its Twitter account.
Merrimack moved to the top of the USA TODAY/USA Hockey Magazine men's hockey poll for the first time Monday, benefiting from its status as the lone undefeated team in Division I.
The Devils became the first of the three hockey teams in the metropolitan area to reduce their front- office staff as a result of the delay in the opening of the National Hockey League season.
Anyone who's spent any time around National Hockey League rinks understands that hockey players are for the most part considerate, thoughtful people.
Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned 25 players to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL).
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In science:

Many correlations involve a combination of the two basic mechanisms, common and direct causes, like for instance the correlations between hockey players: they trained together, hence share common causes, and, during games, influence each other.
Quantum correlations in Newtonian space and time: arbitrarily fast communication or nonlocality
This is not something we would necessarily as a rule know, but the semi-final proofs of the Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomy (Hockey et al. 2007) currently sit on the floor of the office of the author who has most books on the floor.
Astrophysics in 2006
Hockey, T. et al. (eds.): 2007, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, Springer: New York, (in press).
Astrophysics in 2006
As an example, consider a disk (hockey puck) constrained to move on a 2D (flat) Euclidean surface.
Polydimensional Relativity, a Classical Generalization of the Automorphism Invariance Principle
The bivector coordinate θ tells the angular position of the hockey puck.
Polydimensional Relativity, a Classical Generalization of the Automorphism Invariance Principle
Lets continue with our 2D example of a hockey puck.
Polydimensional Relativity, a Classical Generalization of the Automorphism Invariance Principle
Let us return to our 2D “hockey puck” problem.
Polydimensional Relativity, a Classical Generalization of the Automorphism Invariance Principle
Although this keyword is related to the sports teams of San Jose, the users suggested that returning team information (e.g., baseball, hockey, etc.) gives better expanded queries.
Query Expansion Based on Clustered Results
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