What does sporting mean?

Definitions for sportingˈspɔr tɪŋ, ˈspoʊr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sporting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlike(adj)

    exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play

    "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"

  2. sporting(adj)

    relating to or used in sports

    "sporting events"; "sporting equipment"

  3. sporting(adj)

    involving risk or willingness to take a risk

    "a sporting chance"; "sporting blood"

  4. dissipated, betting, card-playing, sporting(adj)

    preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance

    "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies"

Wiktionary

  1. sporting(Adjective)

    Pertaining to sports

    He got a job in a sporting goods store.

  2. sporting(Adjective)

    Exhibiting sportsmanship.

    Quite sporting of you to call that foul on yourself.

  3. sporting(Adjective)

    Having a reasonable chance of success.

    A sporting chance? I wouldn't call even him a long-shot?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sporting

    of Sport

  2. Sporting(adj)

    of pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sporrts; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sporting' in Adjectives Frequency: #989

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sporting in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sporting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brent Dewar:

    A lot of people see cars racing and they love the sport for the sporting element of cars winning, and racing and passing, behind all of that is pure science. It's the horse power, and it's drag and it's aerodynamics.

  2. Eric Fry:

    The Rugby World Cup is the third biggest sporting event in the world and it will be the largest sporting event in England next year, some of the best teams in the world will be playing at St. James' Park, including New Zealand -- the current world champions.

  3. The Court report:

    It is worth stressing that an expressive portion of the projects were at an advanced stage at the time of the sporting tournament, which means their completion is inevitable, there is absolutely no doubt that their conclusion will serve as an important legacy from the Cup.

  4. Sun Yang:

    I have taken many doping tests during years of training and competition and I had never failed one before, i was shocked and depressed at that time, but at the same time it made me cherish my sporting life even more. I will take it as a lesson and be more careful in the future.

  5. Urs Eiholzer:

    Regular physical activity is crucial for children, it benefits perception, language, emotional skills, social behavior, in short intellectual development. Children with good motor skills can move around with greater precision, reducing the risk of accidents and developing sporting potential.

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