Definitions for sportspɔrt, spoʊrt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature.
such activities collectively.
They made sport of his haircut.
something tossed about like a plaything.
a person who behaves in a sportsmanlike, fair, or admirable manner.
a debonair person; bon vivant.
Biol. an organism or part that shows an unusual or singular deviation from the normal or parent type; mutation.
Obs. amorous dalliance.
(adj.)of, pertaining to, or used in sports.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Sport
suitable for outdoor or informal wear:
(v.i.)to amuse oneself with some pleasant pastime.
to frolic; gambol:
kittens sporting and playing.
to engage in athletic activity.
to speak or act in jest.
to mock something.
Bot. to mutate.
(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
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a physically active game
football, basketball, and other sports; He was always good at sports.; Did you play any sports in school?
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
Sport is all forms of usually competitive physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing entertainment to participants, and in some cases, spectators. Hundreds of sports exist, from those requiring only two participants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. Sport is generally recognised as activities which are based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity, with the largest major competitions such as the Olympic Games admitting only sports meeting this definition, and other organisations such as the Council of Europe using definitions precluding activities without a physical element from classification as sports. However, a number of competitive, but non-physical, activities claim recognition as mind sports. The International Olympic Committee recognises both chess and bridge as bona fide sports, and SportAccord, the international sports federation association, recognises five non-physical sports, although limits the amount of mind games which can be admitted as sports.
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
Translations for sport
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
games or competitions involving physical activity
She's very keen on sport of all kinds.
- ألعاب رياضِيَّهArabic
- desportoPortuguese (BR)
- der SportGerman
- sport; idrætDanish
- αθλοπαιδιές, σπορGreek
- खेल, क्रीड़ाHindi
- sportska natjecanjaCroatian
- idrett, sportNorwegian
- sport, idrottSwedish
- 體育運動Chinese (Trad.)
- спорт; полювання; рибна ловля; спортивні ігриUkrainian
- ورژشی کھیلUrdu
- thể thaoVietnamese
- 体育运动Chinese (Simp.)
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