Sport definition

spôrt
To wear or have on one's body, especially prominently or ostentatiously.

Sports diamond earrings; sports a tattoo.

verb
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Of, relating to, or appropriate for sports.

Sport fishing; sports equipment.

adjective
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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.
noun
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To have as a prominent feature.

A car sporting a new paint job.

verb
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Sport means something used for athletic activities.

An example of sport is a drink formulated to supplement the nutritional needs of an athlete.

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Sport is defined as to wear, usually something that calls attention.

An example of sport is to wear red socks with pink shorts.

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Designed or appropriate for outdoor or informal wear.

A sport shirt.

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Any activity or experience that gives enjoyment or recreation; pastime; diversion.
noun
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The definition of a sport is a recreational or athletic activity.

An example of sport is soccer.

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(biology) An organism or a part of an organism that shows a marked change from the parent type, typically as a result of mutation.
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Such activities considered as a group.

Sports is a good way for children to get exercise.

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A usually challenging activity undertaken for amusement.
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Fun; amusement.

Balanced on the curb just for the sport of it.

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Mockery; jest.

He made sport of his own looks.

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An object of mockery, jest, or play.

Treated our interests as sport.

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A joking mood or attitude.

She made the remark in sport.

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One known for the manner of one's acceptance of rules, especially of a game, or of a difficult situation.

A poor sport.

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(informal) A fair-minded person, especially one who accepts teasing or difficult situations well.

Be a sport and show me where you caught those fish.

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(informal) A pleasant companion.

Was a real sport during the trip.

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A person who lives a jolly, extravagant life.
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A gambler at sporting events.
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Fun or play.
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(informal) A pleasure-loving, showy person.
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(obs.) Amorous trifling or sexual play.
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(biol.) A plant or animal showing some marked variation from the normal type, usually as a result of mutation.
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A person who is sportsmanlike, easygoing, or companionable.

Be a sport!

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A person judged according to his or her ability to take loss, defeat, teasing, etc.

A good (or poor) sport.

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(informal) To wear or display, esp. with unnecessary show.

To sport a loud tie.

verb
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To play or frolic.
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(biol.) To vary markedly from the normal type; mutate.
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To joke or jest.
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To trifle, dally, or play (with)
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(obsolete) Amorous dalliance; lovemaking.
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An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
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adjective
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To play or frolic.

Children sporting in the waves.

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To joke or trifle.
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To engage in a sport or sports.
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Suitable for informal or casual wear; not dressy.

A sport shirt.

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in sport
  • in joke or jest; not in earnest
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make sport of
  • to mock or ridicule; poke fun at
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sport
Plural:
sports

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in sport
make sport of

Origin of sport

  • Middle English sporte short for disporte from Old French desport pleasure from desporter to divert disport

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