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


  1. Sporting club de Portugal

    Sporting Clube de Portugal has a professional futsal team based in Lisbon, Portugal, since 1988, and plays in Portuguese Futsal First Division.

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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