Definitions of badminton

  1. a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A game, similar to lawn tennis, played with shuttlecocks. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A preparation of claret, spiced and sweetened. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Games in which players use a racquet to hit a ball or similar type object. Medical Dictionary DB
  5. A kind of claret-cup or summer beverage, so called from being invented at the Duke of Beaufort's seat of that name. "Soothed or stimulated by fragrant cheroots or beakers of Badminton." - Disraeli. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. An outdoor game played with shuttlecocks over a net. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. bad'min-ton, n. a cooling summer drink compounded of claret, sugar, and soda-water: a predecessor of lawn-tennis, played with shuttlecocks. [From Badminton in Gloucester, a seat of the Duke of Beaufort.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  8. A summer drink (claret, soda, sugar); game with net, rackets, & shuttlecocks. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  9. Also a drink, a kind of claret-cup. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  10. Outdoor game with battledores and shuttlecocks. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy