What does sport mean?

Definitions for sport
spɔrt, spoʊrtsport

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sport, athletics(noun)

    an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

  2. sport(noun)

    the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

  3. sport, summercater(noun)

    (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine

  4. sport(noun)

    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"

  5. sport, sportsman, sportswoman(noun)

    someone who engages in sports

  6. mutant, mutation, variation, sport(noun)

    (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

  7. 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"

  8. sport, feature, boast(verb)

    wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner

    "she was sporting a new hat"

  9. frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about(verb)

    play boisterously

    "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"


  1. sport(Noun)

    Any athletic activity that uses physical skills, often competitive.

  2. sport(Noun)

    A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship.

  3. sport(Noun)

    Somebody who behaves or reacts in an admirable manner, a good sport.

  4. sport(Noun)

    A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.

  5. sport(Noun)

    Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing.

  6. sport(Noun)

    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.

  7. sport(Noun)

    A sportsman; a gambler, one who consorts with less than reputable people, including prostitutes.

  8. sport(Noun)

    An amorous dalliance.

  9. sport(Noun)

    A friend or acquaintance (chiefly used when speaking to the friend in question)

  10. sport(Verb)

    to amuse oneself, to play

  11. sport(Verb)

    to mock or tease, treat lightly, toy with

  12. sport(Verb)

    to display (something) with pride, to have (something) as an often unique feature

  13. sport(Verb)

    to bear a mark or wound with embarrassment

  14. sport(Adjective)

    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.

  15. Origin: From desport, variant of deport, from deportare, present active infinitive of deporto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sport(noun)

    that which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement

  2. Sport(noun)

    mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision

  3. Sport(noun)

    that with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery

  4. Sport(noun)

    play; idle jingle

  5. Sport(noun)

    diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked

  6. Sport(noun)

    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

  7. Sport(noun)

    a sportsman; a gambler

  8. Sport(verb)

    to play; to frolic; to wanton

  9. Sport(verb)

    to practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races

  10. Sport(verb)

    to trifle

  11. Sport(verb)

    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

  12. Sport(verb)

    to divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun

  13. Sport(verb)

    to represent by any knd of play

  14. Sport(verb)

    to exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage

  15. Sport(verb)

    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

  1. Sport

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. sport

    A physically active game.

    Soccer is a type of sport.

    Submitted by JP03 on January 5, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sport' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2337

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sport' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2236

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sport' in Nouns Frequency: #531

Anagrams for sport »

  1. ports

  2. strop

How to pronounce sport?

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How to say sport in sign language?

  1. sport


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sport in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sport in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of sport in a Sentence

  1. Luisa Borges:

    I love this sport.

  2. Buddy Alexander:

    We're defending a dying sport.

  3. Tom Gentile:

    It is a full-contact team sport.

  4. Ashton Eaton:

    I love the sport of track and field.

  5. Brad Keselowski:

    I feel like the sport is coming to me.

Images & Illustrations of sport

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