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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
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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

Synonym Discussion of SPORT

fun, jest, sport, game, play mean action or speech that provides amusement or arouses laughter. fun usually implies laughter or gaiety but may imply merely a lack of serious or ulterior purpose <played cards just for fun>. jest implies lack of earnestness and may suggest a hoaxing or teasing <hurt by remarks said only in jest>. sport applies especially to the arousing of laughter against someone <teasing begun in sport led to anger>. game is close to sport, and often stresses mischievous or malicious fun <made game of their poor relations>. play stresses the opposition to earnest without implying any malice or mischief <pretended to strangle his brother in play>.

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 Defined for Kids

1sport

noun \ˈsprt\

Definition of SPORT for Kids

1
:  physical activity (as running or an athletic game) engaged in for pleasure or exercise <Skating is my favorite sport.>
2
:  a person who shows good sportsmanship <He's a sport and doesn't mind losing.> <Don't be a bad sport.>
4
:  1fun 3 <He made sport of their embarrassment.>

2sport

verb
sport·edsport·ing

Definition of SPORT for Kids

:  to wear in a way that attracts attention <He sported new sneakers.>
Medical Dictionary

sport

noun \ˈspō(ə)rt, ˈsp(ə)rt\

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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