Definitions of cavort

  1. play boisterously; " The children frolicked in the garden"; " the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; " The toddlers romped in the palyroom"
  2. play boisterously; " The children frolicked in the garden"; " the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; " The toddlers romped in the playroom"
  3. To prance ostentatiously; - said of a horse or his rider.
  4. To prance about, as a horse.

Usage examples for cavort

  1. Come, Dick, let us go and see the Goat cavort – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  2. Mamma Pepperall watched him cavort a moment, then sniffed contemptuously, and rolled out like a fireman summoned. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes
  3. I've always yearned to go back and cavort over the campus in the fall when college opened; but not for me no more! – At Good Old Siwash by George Fitch
  4. The minute he was on the horse he began to rip and tear and jump and cavort around ... – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews
  5. He would stand on the front rail of his trundle bed, night and morning, with arms extended above him, palms together, to dive, to split the imaginary water, take a header into the soft, downy tick; then thresh his arms about in swimming fashion as he had seen the big boys cavort in the river. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  6. They kin prance an' cavort an' their coats are sleek an' shinin', but don't count on 'em too much when it comes right down to disposition an' endurance, 'cause they'll disappoint you. – Peggy Stewart at School by Gabrielle E. Jackson
  7. " I don't see how a man can love and cavort with a woman one minute, and hate her the next. – Bolanyo by Opie Percival Read
  8. He wanted to bound and leap and cavort but he couldn't. – Pagan Passions by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  9. Dancing was tabooed, but in the winter of 1915- 16 Reinhardt was allowed to produce a ballet of a severely classical nature and at the opera performances the ponderous ballet girls were permitted to cavort as usual. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  10. Overhead, the guests may look down into the green waters and watch the bathers spring from the diving- boards or cavort about like young dolphins, tritons, or lightsome naiads. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  11. The thin, wiry beasts of the desert lost their angles; they became fat, and curly of hair, and sleek of coat, and much inclined to kink up their tails and cavort off in clumsy buck jumps just from the sheer joy of living. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  12. Mr. Stott surreptitiously spurred his horse to make him cavort more spiritedly before the spectators, and the horse responded in such a manner that the rising young attorney was obliged to cling with both hands to the saddle- horn. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  13. I have to go to bed and hear Pianos pounding in my ear, And hear the janitor cavort With garbage cans within the court. – Tobogganing On Parnassus by Franklin P. Adams
  14. We liked to come upon animals unexpectedly, to see them buck- jump and cavort – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White
  15. It was a common thing to see them cavort and frisk around with about as much grace as young elephants, prancing and running to and fro with tails held high in air " like scorpions." – The Extermination of the American Bison by William T. Hornaday