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 portare; see port5).
(third-person singular simple present disports, present participle disporting, simple past and past participle disported)
Old French desporter. See also "sport".