Disport meaning

dĭ-spôrt
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To amuse or divert (oneself)
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(archaic) A disporting; amusement; play.
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(intransitive) To amuse oneself divertingly or playfully; to cavort or gambol.
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To remove from a port; to carry away.

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To amuse oneself in a light, frolicsome manner.
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(archaic) A pastime; anything which diverts one from serious matters; a game; sport; relaxation, recreation; entertainment; amusement.
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To amuse (oneself) in a light, frolicsome manner.
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To display.
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Frolicsome diversion.
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To indulge in amusement; play; frolic.
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Origin of disport

  • Middle English disporten from Old French desporter to divert des- apart dis– porter to carry (from Latin portāre port5)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French desporter. See also "sport".

    From Wiktionary