Definitions for Sportspɔrt, spoʊrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sportspɔrt, spoʊrt(n.)

  1. an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature.

    Category: Sport

  2. such activities collectively.

    Category: Sport

  3. diversion; recreation.

  4. jest; pleasantry.

  5. mockery; ridicule:

    They made sport of his haircut.

  6. Ref: laughingstock.

  7. something tossed about like a plaything.

  8. Category: Sport

    Ref: sportsman.

  9. a person who behaves in a sportsmanlike, fair, or admirable manner.

  10. a debonair person; bon vivant.

  11. Biol. an organism or part that shows an unusual or singular deviation from the normal or parent type; mutation.

  12. Obs. amorous dalliance.

  13. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or used in sports.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Sport

  14. suitable for outdoor or informal wear:

    sport clothes.

    Category: Clothing

  15. (v.i.)to amuse oneself with some pleasant pastime.

  16. to frolic; gambol:

    kittens sporting and playing.

  17. to engage in athletic activity.

    Category: Sport

  18. to speak or act in jest.

  19. to mock something.

  20. Bot. to mutate.

    Category: Botany

  21. (v.t.)to wear or display, esp. with ostentation:

    sporting a new coat.

    Ref: Also, sports .

Origin of sport:

1350–1400; ME; aph. var. of disport


Princeton's WordNet

  1. sport, athletics(noun)

    an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

  2. sport(noun)

    the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

  3. sport, summercater(noun)

    (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine

  4. sport(noun)

    a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances

    "a good sport"; "a poor sport"

  5. sport, sportsman, sportswoman(noun)

    someone who engages in sports

  6. mutant, mutation, variation, sport(noun)

    (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

  7. fun, play, sport(verb)

    verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

    "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"

  8. sport, feature, boast(verb)

    wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner

    "she was sporting a new hat"

  9. frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about(verb)

    play boisterously

    "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sport(noun)ɔrt, spoʊrt

    a physically active game

    football, basketball, and other sports; He was always good at sports.; Did you play any sports in school?


  1. sport(Noun)

    Any athletic activity that uses physical skills, often competitive.

  2. sport(Noun)

    A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship.

  3. sport(Noun)

    Somebody who behaves or reacts in an admirable manner, a good sport.

  4. sport(Noun)

    A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.

  5. sport(Noun)

    Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing.

  6. sport(Noun)

    A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species; an abnormal variety or growth. The term encompasses both mutants and organisms with non-genetic developmental abnormalities such as birth defects.

  7. sport(Noun)

    A sportsman; a gambler, one who consorts with less than reputable people, including prostitutes.

  8. sport(Noun)

    An amorous dalliance.

  9. sport(Noun)

    A friend or acquaintance (chiefly used when speaking to the friend in question)

  10. sport(Verb)

    to amuse oneself, to play

  11. sport(Verb)

    to mock or tease, treat lightly, toy with

  12. sport(Verb)

    to display (something) with pride, to have (something) as an often unique feature

  13. sport(Verb)

    to bear a mark or wound with embarrassment

  14. sport(Adjective)

    Suitable for use in athletic activities or for casual or informal wear.

    Jen has a new pair of sport shoes, and a new sports bra.

  15. Origin: From desport, variant of deport, from deportare, present active infinitive of deporto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sport(noun)

    that which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement

  2. Sport(noun)

    mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision

  3. Sport(noun)

    that with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery

  4. Sport(noun)

    play; idle jingle

  5. Sport(noun)

    diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked

  6. Sport(noun)

    a plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species; an abnormal variety or growth. See Sporting plant, under Sporting

  7. Sport(noun)

    a sportsman; a gambler

  8. Sport(verb)

    to play; to frolic; to wanton

  9. Sport(verb)

    to practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races

  10. Sport(verb)

    to trifle

  11. Sport(verb)

    to assume suddenly a new and different character from the rest of the plant or from the type of the species; -- said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal. See Sport, n., 6

  12. Sport(verb)

    to divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun

  13. Sport(verb)

    to represent by any knd of play

  14. Sport(verb)

    to exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage

  15. Sport(verb)

    to give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; -- with off; as, to sport off epigrams

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sport' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2337

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sport' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2236

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sport' in Nouns Frequency: #531

Anagrams of Sport

  1. ports

  2. strop

Translations for Sport

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


games or competitions involving physical activity

She's very keen on sport of all kinds.

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