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, athleticsnoun

    an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

  2. sportnoun

    the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

  3. sport, summercaternoun

    (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine

  4. sportnoun

    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, sportswomannoun

    someone who engages in sports

  6. mutant, mutation, variation, sportnoun

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

  7. 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"

  8. sport, feature, boastverb

    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 aboutverb

    play boisterously

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

Wiktionary

  1. sportnoun

    Any athletic activity that uses physical skills, often competitive.

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

  2. sportnoun

    A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship.

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

  3. sportnoun

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

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

  4. sportnoun

    A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.

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

  5. sportnoun

    Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing.

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

  6. sportnoun

    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.

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

  7. sportnoun

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

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

  8. sportnoun

    An amorous dalliance.

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

  9. sportnoun

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

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

  10. sportverb

    to amuse oneself, to play

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

  11. sportverb

    to mock or tease, treat lightly, toy with

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

  12. sportverb

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

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

  13. sportverb

    to bear a mark or wound with embarrassment

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

  14. sportadjective

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Sport

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sportnoun

    that which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement

  2. Sportnoun

    mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision

  3. Sportnoun

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

  4. Sportnoun

    play; idle jingle

  5. Sportnoun

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

  6. Sportnoun

    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. Sportnoun

    a sportsman; a gambler

  8. Sportverb

    to play; to frolic; to wanton

  9. Sportverb

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

  10. Sportverb

    to trifle

  11. Sportverb

    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. Sportverb

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

  13. Sportverb

    to represent by any knd of play

  14. Sportverb

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

  15. Sportverb

    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  
  2. sport

    A form of activity using a skill with specific rules

    Sport is a joy to experience and brings unity when played with a team

    Submitted by MaryC on June 6, 2021  

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

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  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. Sebastian Coe:

    We shouldn't be concerned because we have a sport that is adorned by some of the most outrageously superhuman, talented individuals in any sport, our challenge is to make sure the public know that there are other athletes in our sport.

  2. Candi Gauff:

    Of course, when you're a competitor, when you go out there, your job is to win, but at the same time, you're looking at a person( in Venus Williams) who paved the way for young black girls, or young girls in general, to play the sport.

  3. Surfer Sonia Lynn Gabriel:

    ' It's a sport that really unites people it's not like in Australia or in Bali( where) there's so many surfers.

  4. Liberty Media-owned:

    It is scary that you could not just lose one or two teams, but an awful lot of teams if you don't get back racing, the financial model we have in The Liberty Media-owned sport is that we are all so reliant upon the money we receive from the results in the constructors' championship.

  5. Eddie Ray Routh:

    I asked him a couple of times, 'Hey, are you gonna shoot?' this isn't a spectator sport. It's a shooting sport. You shoot. And that's what got all, you know, wired up.

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    relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
    • A. opaque
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