Definitions of sport

  1. To play; trifle.
  2. To amuse: to make merry: to represent playfully.
  3. To display ostentatiously.
  4. To play or frolic; to practice field diversions, such as athletic contests.
  5. To play: to frolic: to practice field diversions: to trifle.
  6. To play; frolic; trifle.
  7. wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; " she was sporting a new hat"
  8. To play; frolic; jest.
  9. To divert; to represent by any kind of play.
  10. To divert; to make merry; to frolic; to jest; to trifle; in familiar language, to exhibit or wear, as an article of dress.
  11. an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
  12. the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
  13. someone who engages in sports
  14. ( Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine
  15. play boisterously; " The children frolicked in the garden"; " the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; " The toddlers romped in the playroom"
  16. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.
  17. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision.
  18. That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.
  19. Play; idle jingle.
  20. Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked.
  21. A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species; an abnormal variety or growth. See Sporting plant, under Sporting.
  22. A sportsman; a gambler.
  23. To play; to frolic; to wanton.
  24. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.
  25. To assume suddenly a new and different character from the rest of the plant or from the type of the species; -- said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal. See Sport, n., 6.
  26. To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun.
  27. To represent by any knd of play.
  28. To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage.
  29. To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; -- with off; as, to sport off epigrams.
  30. Pastime; amusement; jest or pleasantry; as, he said it in sport; mockery or derision; as, they made sport of him; outdoor play or recreation, as hunting, shooting, etc.; an athletic game; colloquially, a gambler or a cheap, flashy person.
  31. That which amuses or makes merry: play: mirth: jest: contemptuous mirth: anything for playing with: a toy: idle jingle: field diversion: any organism deviating from the normal or natural condition; an aberrant natural production; a monstrosity; a lusus naturae; as, " Yes- I nursed thee, thou monstrous sport of nature."- Byron; specifically, in bot. a plant that assumes a character and appearance distinct from the normal type, a bud or portion of a plant that assumes such a form.
  32. Play; mirth; diversion; mocker.
  33. Diversion; pastime; a game or play; pleasantry; raillery.
  34. Mirth; diversion; contemptuous mirth plaything; play; diversion of the field, as fowiing, hunting, or fishing.
  35. Diversion; anything which makes merry; the mirth or pleasure thus produced; play; frolic; mockery; fowling, hunting, or fishing.
  36. ( Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident in inland Maine