Definitions for sport
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sport.
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, sportswomannoun
someone who engages in sports
mutant, mutation, variation, sportnoun
(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
fun, play, sportverb
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, boastverb
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 aboutverb
"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.
Etymology: From desport, variant of deport, from deportare, present active infinitive of deporto.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: spott, a make-game, Islandick.
Her sports were such as carried riches of knowledge upon the stream of delight. Philip Sidney.
As flies to wanton boys, are we to th’ gods;
They kill us for their sport. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.
If I suspect without cause, why then make sport at me; then let me be your jest. William Shakespeare.
When their hearts were merry, they said, call for Samson, that he may make us sport; and they called for him, and he made them sport. Judg. xvi. 25.
As a mad-man who casteth fire-brands, arrows and death; so is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and faith, am not I in sport? Prov. xxvi. 19.
The discourse of fools is irksome, and their sport is in the wantonness of sin. Ecclus xxvii. 13.
They had his messengers in derision and made a sport of his prophets. 1 Esdr. i. 51.
To make sport with his word, and to endeavour to render it ridiculous, by turning that holy book into raillery, is a direct affront to God. John Tillotson, Sermons.
Each on his rock transfix’d, the sport and prey
Of wrecking whirlwinds. John Milton.
Commit not thy prophetick mind
To flitting leaves, the sport of every wind,
Lest they disperse in air. Dryden.
An author who should introduce such a sport of words upon our stage, would meet with small applause. William Broome.
Now for our mountain sport, up to yon hill,
Your legs are young. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
The king, who was excessively affected to hunting, and the sports of the field, had a great desire to make a great park for red as well as fallow deer, between Richmond and Hampton court. Edward Hyde.
Etymology: from the noun.
The poor man wept and bled, cried and prayed, while they sported themselves in his pain, and delighted in his prayers as the argument of their victory. Philip Sidney.
Away with him, and let her sport herself
With that she’s big with. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? Isa. lvii. 4.
What pretty stories these are for a man of his seriousness to sport himself withal! Francis Atterbury.
Let such writers go on at their dearest peril, and sport themselves in their own deceivings. Isaac Watts.
Now sporting on thy lyre the love of youth,
Now virtuous age and venerable truth;
Expressing justly Sappho’s wanton art
Of odes, and Pindar’s more majestick part. Dryden.
They sporting with quick glance,
Shew to the sun their wav’d coats dropt with gold. John Milton.
Larissa, as she sported at this play, was drowned in the river Peneus. , Notes on the Odyssey.
If any man turn religion into raillery, by bold jests, he renders himself ridiculous, because he sports with his own life. John Tillotson.
Sport includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organized participation, at least in part aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. Sports can bring positive results to one's physical health. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, simultaneously or consecutively, with one winner; in others, the contest (a match) is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports allow a "tie" or "draw", in which there is no single winner; others provide tie-breaking methods to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs. Sport is generally recognised as system of 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 (through ARISF) recognises both chess and bridge as bona fide sports, and SportAccord, the international sports federation association, recognises five non-physical sports: bridge, chess, draughts (checkers), Go and xiangqi, and limits the number of mind games which can be admitted as sports.Sport is usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner. Winning can be determined by physical events such as scoring goals or crossing a line first. It can also be determined by judges who are scoring elements of the sporting performance, including objective or subjective measures such as technical performance or artistic impression. Records of performance are often kept, and for popular sports, this information may be widely announced or reported in sport news. Sport is also a major source of entertainment for non-participants, with spectator sport drawing large crowds to sport venues, and reaching wider audiences through broadcasting. Sport betting is in some cases severely regulated, and in some cases is central to the sport. According to A.T. Kearney, a consultancy, the global sporting industry is worth up to $620 billion as of 2013. The world's most accessible and practised sport is running, while association football is the most popular spectator sport.
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.]
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
This is a common occurrence in our sport, it is not going to happen in the Olympic Games because we have a long time to prepare and we are going to clean up the course.
What makes football and sport magical is ... the uncertainty of the result, and we have less and less uncertainty these days, in some countries we already know at the beginning of the season who will win the league.
The IOC is not a leader in sport movement, the IOC says strong words but The IOC acts weak.
I still believe that McLaren is one of the best teams in history of the sport, and they will get better eventually in a couple of years time.
We are hoping to take a page out of British cycling, who became the world's pre-eminent cycling power after they built their velodrome in Manchester and the National Cycling Centre... so we are hoping to develop cycling amongst the youth and reach the highest level of the sport.
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Translations for sport
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- 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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