Origin of disportMiddle English disporten, to bear, support from Old French desporter from des- (see dis-) + porter from Classical Latin portare, to carry: see port
verbdis·port·ed, dis·port·ing, dis·ports
- To amuse (oneself) in a light, frolicsome manner.
- To display.
Origin of disportMiddle English disporten from Old French desporter to divert des- apart ; see dis- . porter to carry ( from Latin portāre ; see port 5. )
(third-person singular simple present disports, present participle disporting, simple past and past participle disported)
Old French desporter. See also "sport".