disport


1dis·port

noun \di-ˈsprt\

Definition of DISPORT

archaic
:  sport, pastime

First Known Use of DISPORT

14th century

2disport

verb

Definition of DISPORT

transitive verb
1
:  divert, amuse
2
:  display
intransitive verb
:  to amuse oneself in light or lively fashion :  frolic
dis·port·ment \-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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