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disport

play
noun dis·port \di-ˈspȯrt\

Definition of disport

archaic

  1. :  sport, pastime




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disport

verb dis·port

Definition of disport

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  divert, amuse

  3. 2 :  display

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to amuse oneself in light or lively fashion :  frolic

dis·port·ment play \-mənt\ noun


Examples of disport

  1. <disported themselves with silly games while they waited in the airport>

  2. <a full-service resort where vacationers may disport at a variety of indoor and outdoor activities>



Origin of disport

Middle English, from Anglo-French desporter, to carry away, comfort, entertain, from des- dis- + porter to carry, from Latin portare — more at fare


First Known Use: 14th century


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