- Sport means something used for athletic activities.
An example of sport is a drink formulated to supplement the nutritional needs of an athlete.
- The definition of a sport is a recreational or athletic activity.
An example of sport is soccer.
- Sport is defined as to wear, usually something that calls attention.
An example of sport is to wear red socks with pink shorts.
Two men playing a sport called soccer.
sport definition by Webster's New World
- any activity or experience that gives enjoyment or recreation; pastime; diversion
- such an activity, esp. when competitive, requiring more or less vigorous bodily exertion and carried on, sometimes as a profession, according to some traditional form or set of rules, whether outdoors, as football, golf, etc., or indoors, as basketball, bowling, etc.
- fun or play
- an object of ridicule; laughingstock
- a thing or person buffeted about, as though a plaything
- ☆ Informal a gambler
- a person who is sportsmanlike, easygoing, or companionable: be a sport!
- a person judged according to his ability to take loss, defeat, teasing, etc.: a good (or poor) sport
- ☆ Informal a pleasure-loving, showy person; flashy fellow
- Obsolete amorous trifling or sexual play
- Biol. a plant or animal showing some marked variation from the normal type, usually as a result of mutation
Origin: Middle English sporte, aphetic for disport
- Informal to wear or display, esp. with unnecessary show: to sport a loud tie
- Obsolete to amuse (oneself, etc.)
- to play or frolic
- to engage in a sport or sports
- to joke or jest
- to trifle, dally, or play (with)
- to mock or ridicule someone or something
- Biol. to vary markedly from the normal type; mutate
- sporting (sense )
- suitable for informal, casual wear; not dressy: a sport coat
sport definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.b. A particular form of this activity.
- An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
- An active pastime; recreation.
- a. Mockery; jest: He made sport of his own looks.b. An object of mockery, jest, or play: treated our interests as sport.c. A joking mood or attitude: She made the remark in sport.
- a. One known for the manner of one's acceptance of rules, especially of a game, or of a difficult situation: a poor sport.b. Informal One who accepts rules or difficult situations well.c. Informal A pleasant companion: was a real sport during the trip.
- Informal a. A person who lives a jolly, extravagant life.b. A gambler at sporting events.
- Biology An organism that shows a marked change from the normal type or parent stock, typically as a result of mutation.
- Maine See summercater. See Regional Note at summercater.
- Obsolete Amorous dalliance; lovemaking.
- To play or frolic.
- To joke or trifle.
- Biology To mutate.
- Of, relating to, or appropriate for sports: sport fishing; sports equipment.
- Designed or appropriate for outdoor or informal wear: a sport shirt.
Origin: Middle English sporte, short for disporte, from Old French desport, pleasure, from desporter, to divert; see disport.
- sportˈful adjective
- sportˈful·ly adverb
- sportˈful·ness noun
sport - Phrases/Idioms
in sportor for sport
make sport of