Definitions for sportingˈspɔr tɪŋ, ˈspoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sport•ingˈspɔr tɪŋ, ˈspoʊr-(adj.)

  1. engaging in or favoring esp. outdoor sports.

    Category: Sport

  2. concerned with or suitable for such sports:

    sporting equipment.

    Category: Sport

  3. befitting a sportsman; fair.

    Category: Sport

  4. interested in or connected with gambling.

    Category: Sport

Origin of 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sporting(adjective)ˈspɔr tɪŋ, ˈspoʊr-

    relating to sport

    sporting champions

  2. sportingˈspɔr tɪŋ, ˈspoʊr-

    behaving fairly and reasonably when competing in sport

    tricks that aren't very sporting

  3. sportingˈspɔr tɪŋ, ˈspoʊr-

    a reasonable likelihood that sth will happen

    aiming to give less privileged children a sporting chance in life


  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

Translations for sporting

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of, or concerned with, sports

the sporting world.

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