an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
(Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine
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"
sport, sportsman, sportswoman(noun)
someone who engages in sports
mutant, mutation, variation, sport(noun)
(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
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"
sport, feature, boast(verb)
wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
"she was sporting a new hat"
frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about(verb)
"The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
Any athletic activity that uses physical skills, often competitive.
A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship.
Somebody who behaves or reacts in an admirable manner, a good sport.
A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.
Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing.
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.
A sportsman; a gambler, one who consorts with less than reputable people, including prostitutes.
An amorous dalliance.
A friend or acquaintance (chiefly used when speaking to the friend in question)
to amuse oneself, to play
to mock or tease, treat lightly, toy with
to display (something) with pride, to have (something) as an often unique feature
to bear a mark or wound with embarrassment
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.
Origin: From desport, variant of deport, from deportare, present active infinitive of deporto.
that which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement
mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision
that with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery
play; idle jingle
diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked
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
a sportsman; a gambler
to play; to frolic; to wanton
to practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races
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
to divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun
to represent by any knd of play
to exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage
to give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; -- with off; as, to sport off epigrams
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
spōrt, v.i. to play: to frolic: to practise field diversions: to trifle.—v.t. to amuse: to make merry: to represent playfully: to spend in sport or display.—n. that which amuses or makes merry: play: mirth: jest: contemptuous mirth: anything for playing with: a toy: idle jingle: field diversion: an animal or plant, or one of its organs, that varies singularly and spontaneously from the normal type.—n. Sport′er, one who sports: a sportsman.—adj. Sport′ful, full of sport: merry: full of jesting.—adv. Sport′fully.—n. Sport′fulness.—adj. Sport′ing, relating to, or engaging in, sports.—adv. Sport′ingly.—adj. Sport′ive, inclined to sport: playful: merry: amorous, wanton.—adv. Sport′ively.—n. Sport′iveness.—adj. Sport′less, without sport or mirth: sad.—n. Sports′man, one who practises, or one skilled in, field-sports.—adj. Sports′man-like.—ns. Sports′manship, practice or skill of a sportsman; Sports′woman, a she-sportsman.—Sport one's oak (see Oak). [Formed by aphæresis from disport.]
A physically active game.
Soccer is a type of sport.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sport' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2337
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sport' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2236
Rank popularity for the word 'sport' in Nouns Frequency: #531
The numerical value of sport in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of sport in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Dancing is a contact sport. Football is a hitting sport.
Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
Football is not a contact sport, it's a collision sport - dancing is a contact sport.
Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest.
You could say that he comes from sport, he understands sport, he gets sport, he realizes how sport can be used to deliver political objectives, whatever those political objectives are.
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Translations for sport
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- رِياضة, رياArabic
- esport, deportCatalan, Valencian
- sport, ukazovat, předvádětCzech
- Sport, Sportsmann, Sportsfrau, Spott treiben, sich vergnügen, zur Schau stellen, angeben mit, protzen mit, spielen, tragen, präsentieren, herumtollen, herumspielenGerman
- deporte, deportista, espécimen, juguete, burla, aventura, burlarse, mostrar, jugar, llevarSpanish
- ورزش, سرگرميPersian
- teerenpeli, kilpailulaji, urheilija, epämuodostuma, leikkikalu, pelimies, urheilulaji, pelaaminen, uhkapeli, [[ihailtava]] [[ihminen]], kova tyyppi, leikkiä, kisaillaFinnish
- flirt, sport, moquer, jouer, taquinerFrench
- spòrs, sùgairScottish Gaelic
- वर्ज़िश, खेल, खेल-कूदHindi
- espòHaitian Creole
- sportember, sportHungarian
- olahraga, olah ragaIndonesian
- 運動, スポーツJapanese
- sport, sportivMaltese
- idrettNorwegian Nynorsk
- esporte, desportoPortuguese
- спорт, шпорт, športSerbo-Croatian
- ක්රීඩාSinhala, Sinhalese
- športnik/ športnca, šport, športnikSlovene
- sport, idrott, sporta, visa uppSwedish
- کھیل, ورزشUrdu
- thể thaoVietnamese
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