What does sportswear mean?

Definitions for sportswear
ˈspɔrtsˌwɛər, ˈspoʊrts-sports·wear

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sportswear, athletic wear, activewearnoun

    attire worn for sport or for casual wear

Wiktionary

  1. sportswearnoun

    casual clothing that is comfortable to wear when exercising or partaking in sport; activewear.

Wikipedia

  1. Sportswear

    Sportswear or activewear is clothing, including footwear, worn for sport or physical exercise. Sport-specific clothing is worn for most sports and physical exercise, for practical, comfort or safety reasons. Typical sport-specific garments include tracksuits, shorts, T-shirts and polo shirts. Specialized garments include swimsuits (for swimming), wet suits (for diving or surfing), ski suits (for skiing) and leotards (for gymnastics). Sports footwear include trainers, football boots, riding boots, and ice skates. Sportswear also includes bikini and some crop tops. Sportswear is also at times worn as casual fashion clothing. For most sports the athletes wear a combination of different items of clothing, e.g. sport shoes, pants and shirts. In some sports, protective gear may need to be worn, such as helmets or American football body armour. Especially in team sports which involved blocking, intercepting, or pursuing small, hard projectiles such as cricket, baseball, and hockey (where balls or pucks are struck to speeds in excess of 100 MPH (45 m/s)) jockstraps (or jillstraps) are standard equipment at higher levels of play. Other undergarments, such as the sports bra, furnish a mixture of protection and comfort. Some protective or supportive orthotics resemble and function as undergarments (especially flexible harnesses and braces); though intended to be worn for sports, these are not generally conceived of as sportswear per se. Sports fabrics are technical materials which help to keep the wearer comfortable during exercise. The type of fabric required will depend upon the intensity of the exercise and the activity. Yoga clothing should use fabrics with exceptional stretch ability for easy movement which will likely require the fabric to be of a knitted construction. Apparel for long-distance running will keep the wearer in good comfort if it has excellent moisture wicking properties to enable sweat to transfer from the inside to the outside for the garment. Performance clothing for outdoor sports in the winter or snow sports should use breathable fabrics with very good insulating properties. In wealthy and rising economies, sportswear is a major consumption category in the personal health, luxury goods and leisure space, associated with aggressive media presence and marketing strategies of global scope, often centered around endorsements from celebrity athletes. At the very highest levels of performance, the durability requirement of a costly and technically advanced item of sportswear can be as short as a single competitive event. At lower levels of competition and participation, there are many possible trade-offs between form, function, aesthetics (fashion), performance style, durability and cost. This has led to an almost bewildering array of product offerings, especially where the collision between all these variables is most intense, in particular footwear (most especially runners and court shoes), with seasonal issues, tweaks, and respins from all the major brands, elevated to the level of iconic symbols in some cultural subgroups.

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  1. sportswear

    Sportswear refers to clothing, footwear, and accessories that are specifically designed for sports and physical activities. These include items such as tracksuits, shorts, sneakers, swimsuits, and specialized gear for individual sports. Sportswear is designed to provide comfort, safety, and better performance, often being made from materials that are lightweight, durable, and moisture-wicking.

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  1. Sportswear

    Sportswear or activewear is clothing, including footwear, worn for sport or physical exercise. Sport-specific clothing is worn for most sports and physical exercise, for practical, comfort or safety reasons. Typical sport-specific garments include shorts, tracksuits, T-shirts, tennis shirts and polo shirts. Specialized garments include wet suits and salopettes and leotards. Sports footwear include trainers. It also includes some underwear, such as the jockstrap and sports bra. Sportswear is also at times worn as casual fashion clothing. For most sports the athletes wear a combination of different items of clothing, e.g. sport shoes, pants and shirts. In some sports, protective gear may need to be worn, such as helmets or American football body armour.

Editors Contribution

  1. sportswear

    A type of clothing and product created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, clothing sizes and styles for a variety of sport suitable for men, women and children.

    The local sports shop has a wide range of sportswear to meet the local choices and variety of sports.


    Submitted by MaryC on December 18, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sportswear in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sportswear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    Names in the sportswear and beverage sectors have performed well as trade issues have not impacted them and their strong branding and high margins have attracted investors looking for less cyclical and global trade exposure.

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    Owning domestic-focused names in China has been successful in 2019, even with all the noise around trade tension, weakening macro and the magic '7' level for the renminbi, names in the sportswear and beverage sectors have performed well as trade issues have not impacted them and their strong branding and high margins have attracted investors looking for less cyclical and global trade exposure.

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