What does sporting mean?

Definitions for sporting
ˈspɔr tɪŋ, ˈspoʊr-sport·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlikeadjective

    exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play

    "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"

  2. sportingadjective

    relating to or used in sports

    "sporting events"; "sporting equipment"

  3. sportingadjective

    involving risk or willingness to take a risk

    "a sporting chance"; "sporting blood"

  4. dissipated, betting, card-playing, sportingadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. sportingadjective

    Pertaining to sports

    He got a job in a sporting goods store.

  2. sportingadjective

    Exhibiting sportsmanship.

    Quite sporting of you to call that foul on yourself.

  3. sportingadjective

    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. Sportingadjective

    of pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sporrts; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports

Editors Contribution

  1. sporting

    Relating to sport.

    The sporting behaviour of the athletes was so beautiful to see, the unity, hugs, song all so amazing.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 17, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sporting' in Adjectives Frequency: #989

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sporting in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sporting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sporting in a Sentence

  1. Marco Rubio:

    For years, the District of Columbia has infringed on its residents’ Second Amendment rights and rendered them vulnerable to criminals who could care less what the gun laws are, this legislation will finally allow D.C.’s law-abiding residents and visitors access to firearms for sporting or lawful defense of themselves and their homes, businesses and families.

  2. Ziad Khoury:

    Protests happen regularly in our country, but in general when a sporting event starts, it takes over the news, it's very rare that in parallel there's a lot of social demands because fewer people listen.

  3. Boris Becker:

    A lot happened last year for him -- in terms of sports and his private life. In sporting terms, it was perhaps his best, in his private life perhaps the most difficult, tennis starts at 0-0 and that’s how I see it with him.

  4. Tony Blair:

    I always, whenever I am in a country and theyve got the opportunity or possibility of hosting a sporting event, I say, Go for it, because whatever the challenges of putting it on, youll reach a different group of people. ... Diplomacy and politics and geostrategy and all of that stuff is for a limited number of people, whereas sport it goes right out into the grassroots of communities all around the world.

  5. Tony Blair:

    If the sporting event provided it is done in a good way and in a way that is respectful of differences and harmonious and well put together usually having these events helps engage a country, even one with a difficult say, human rights record, with the outside world.

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