• WordNet 3.6
    • n badminton a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Badminton originates from a sport in India called "poona."
    • Badminton A game, similar to lawn tennis, played with shuttlecocks.
    • Badminton A preparation of claret, spiced and sweetened.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Olympic badminton rules say that the bird has to have exactly fourteen feathers.
    • n badminton An English outdoor game, similar to lawn-tennis, but played with shuttlecocks.
    • n badminton A summer beverage, properly a claret-cup made with soda-water instead of plain water and flavored with cucumber.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Badminton bad′min-ton a cooling summer drink compounded of claret, sugar, and soda-water: a predecessor of lawn-tennis, played with shuttlecocks.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the name of the seat of the Duke of Beaufort in England
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Badminton in Gloucester, a seat of the Duke of Beaufort.


In literature:

He was not due from the City until about six, and so she went and played Badminton with the Widgett girls until dinner-time.
"Ann Veronica" by H. G. Wells
His household at Badminton was regulated after the fashion of an earlier generation.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Hallo, here's your 'Badminton.
"The Red House Mystery" by A. A. Milne
At first he fell into profound slumber: it was the inevitable result of the Badminton and the late hour.
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
Professor Badminton greeted me, I had difficulty in recognizing him.
"The Scarlet Plague" by Jack London
We must decline to be aggravated if a Japanese Badminton champion appears.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 15, 1914" by Various
BADMINTON, a game played with rackets and shuttlecocks, its name being taken from the duke of Beaufort's seat in Gloucestershire.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
BADMINTON CUP is made with Burgundy, in the same way as the above, with the addition of a bottle of ORANGE JELLY.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
I'm not mad after Badminton, and I dare say we shall manage without Miss Pountner.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
I am just sending a chit to the Badminton-Smythes.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy

In news:

LONDON — Defending Olympic champion Yu Yang of China has apparently quit badminton after she was one of eight players disqualified from women's doubles for trying to lose at the London Games.
Badminton Teams Disqualified for Losing on Purpose.
At the Olympic games, they changed the way they run the badminton tournament.
We have all heard of boxers throwing a fight to make a big payday with the bookies, but now it appears as if badminton players are involved in the same racket — and it's getting them tossed out of the Olympics.
Olympic Ideal Takes Beating in Badminton .
Why it's bye bye birdie for badminton in Indonesia.
Badminton remains among Indonesia's most popular sports.
But "Farewell my beloved badminton ," she says on her Weibo account.
Sports The Ethics (and Pronunciation) of Badminton .
Olympic badminton scandal claims China's rising star.
Career of one of China's most promising badminton players ended amid Olympic scandal.
Yu Yang announced she was quitting sport after Badminton World Federation disqualified her and seven others.
Badminton has a preliminary round to decide which teams go to the medal round.
The Day Badminton Went Bad.
Chinese Player Blogs 'farewell' to Badminton .

In science:

It is very intuitive that in the sports such as TableTennis, and Badminton, KOR is a strong competitor, while in Swimming and Diving, China has to compete with USA and AUS.
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