Definitions of sport

  1. an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
  2. wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; " she was sporting a new hat"
  3. play boisterously; " The children frolicked in the garden"; " the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; " The toddlers romped in the palyroom"
  4. verbal wit ( often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); " he became a figure of fun"
  5. ( biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
  6. the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
  7. someone who engages in sports
  8. ( Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident in inland Maine
  9. ( Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine
  10. play boisterously; " The children frolicked in the garden"; " the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; " The toddlers romped in the playroom"
  11. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.
  12. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision.
  13. That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.
  14. Play; idle jingle.
  15. Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked.
  16. 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.
  17. A sportsman; a gambler.
  18. To play; to frolic; to wanton.
  19. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.
  20. To trifle.
  21. 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.
  22. To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun.
  23. To represent by any knd of play.
  24. To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage.
  25. To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; -- with off; as, to sport off epigrams.
  26. Activities or games, usually involving physical effort or skill. Reasons for engagement in sports include pleasure, competition, and/ or financial reward.
  27. 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.
  28. To play or frolic; to practice field diversions, such as athletic contests.
  29. An organism varying in whole or in part, without apparent reason, from others of its type; this variation may be transmitted to the descendants or the latter may revert to the original type.
  30. To play: to frolic: to practice field diversions: to trifle.
  31. To amuse: to make merry: to represent playfully.
  32. 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.
  33. Play; mirth; diversion; mocker.
  34. To play; frolic; trifle.
  35. To display ostentatiously.
  36. To play; frolic; jest.
  37. Diversion; pastime; a game or play; pleasantry; raillery.
  38. Mirth; diversion; contemptuous mirth plaything; play; diversion of the field, as fowiing, hunting, or fishing.
  39. To divert; to represent by any kind of play.
  40. To play; trifle.
  41. Diversion; anything which makes merry; the mirth or pleasure thus produced; play; frolic; mockery; fowling, hunting, or fishing.
  42. To divert; to make merry; to frolic; to jest; to trifle; in familiar language, to exhibit or wear, as an article of dress.

Usage examples for sport

  1. And for your sake- and the sake of sport did I not almost promise him many things? – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  2. They had had no luck that day- the water was too high; but it was already falling, and they were looking forward to great sport on the morrow. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  3. He has been playing with them for the sport of the people. – The Gringos by B. M. Bower
  4. Belle and the lieutenant had arrived, and they were having great sport about something. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  5. A Great Day's Sport on Warner's Ranch. – Out of Doors--California and Oregon by J. A. Graves
  6. Thou hast thy walks for health as well as sport – The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare by J. J. Jusserand
  7. Wouldn't it be rather sport don't you think?" – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  8. So I was obliged to move away as soon as I could; but go where I would there was no peace, for he'd a- lost his speech except some few sounds, and I couldn't let mun run with other children, for they always make sport of such poor things as he. – The Drummer's Coat by J. W. Fortescue
  9. Do come and help; there's a sport – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  10. He had no taste for any kind of sport he concerned himself only with women. – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France
  11. " Since you were the first to speak," replied Hircan," 'tis reasonable that you should rule us; for in sport we are all equal." – The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. I. (of V.) by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
  12. He let the House go its own sweet way; and the House was grateful, and gave Ferguson the reputation of being rather a sport – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  13. For an hour they had splendid sport – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  14. Had they wished to deceive him, to make sport of him? – The Saint by Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer
  15. " Of course it isn't a very noble kind of sport he said, with a laugh. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  16. I tell her she must be a good sport and put up with it for the good of the team! – Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman
  17. You are making sport of me. – The Magic Soap Bubble by David Cory
  18. I've saw worse horses than this one come in ahead- it wouldn't be no sport o' kings if nobody took a chance. – Cow-Country by B. M. Bower
  19. We killed some almost every day, more for sport then for neede. – Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson by Peter Esprit Radisson
  20. It really does not seem quite fair to take excellent, kindly care of any animal or bird, allow it to believe you are its friend, and then to suddenly turn it loose and proceed to hunt it for mere sport – John and Betty's History Visit by Margaret Williamson