sport

10 ENTRIES FOUND:

1sport

verb \ˈsprt\

: to wear (something) in a way that attracts attention

: to play in a happy and lively way

Full Definition of SPORT

intransitive verb
1
a :  to amuse oneself :  frolic <lambs sporting in the meadow>
b :  to engage in a sport
2
a :  to mock or ridicule something
b :  to speak or act in jest :  trifle
3
[2sport] :  to deviate or vary abruptly from type (as by bud variation) :  mutate
transitive verb
1
:  to display or wear usually ostentatiously :  boast <sporting expensive new shoes>
2
[2sport] :  to put forth as a sport or bud variation

Examples of SPORT

  1. She showed up at the party sporting a bright red hat.
  2. <from sailing to snorkeling, each day we sported at a different activity offered by the beach resort>

Origin of SPORT

Middle English, to divert, disport, short for disporten
First Known Use: 15th century

2sport

noun

: a contest or game in which people do certain physical activities according to a specific set of rules and compete against each other

: sports in general

: a physical activity (such as hunting, fishing, running, swimming, etc.) that is done for enjoyment

Full Definition of SPORT

1
a :  a source of diversion :  recreation
b :  sexual play
c (1) :  physical activity engaged in for pleasure
(2) :  a particular activity (as an athletic game) so engaged in
2
a :  pleasantry, jest
b :  often mean-spirited jesting :  mockery, derision
3
a :  something tossed or driven about in or as if in play
b :  laughingstock
4
a :  sportsman
b :  a person considered with respect to living up to the ideals of sportsmanship <a good sport> <a poor sport>
c :  a companionable person
5
:  an individual exhibiting a sudden deviation from type beyond the normal limits of individual variation usually as a result of mutation especially of somatic tissue

Examples of SPORT

  1. She likes to play sport.
  2. Ice-skating with friends is my favorite sport.

First Known Use of SPORT

15th century

Other General Sports Terms

kegler, mulligan, rappel, turkey

3sport

adjective

: done for enjoyment rather than as a job or for food for survival

: participating in an activity (such as hunting or fishing) for enjoyment rather than as a job or for food for survival

Full Definition of SPORT

:  of, relating to, or suitable for sports; especially :  styled in a manner suitable for casual or informal wear <sport coats>

Variants of SPORT

sport or sports

First Known Use of SPORT

1582

Other General Sports Terms

kegler, mulligan, rappel, turkey

sport

noun \ˈspō(ə)rt, ˈsp(ə)rt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPORT

: an individual exhibiting a sudden deviation from type beyond the normal limits of individual variation usually as a result of mutation especially of somatic tissue

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