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Definitions of sport

  1. an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the palyroom" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the occupation of athletes who compete for pay Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. someone who engages in sports Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident in inland Maine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Play; idle jingle. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. A sportsman; a gambler. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To play; to frolic; to wanton. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To trifle. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. To represent by any knd of play. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. Activities or games, usually involving physical effort or skill. Reasons for engagement in sports include pleasure, competition, and/or financial reward. Medical Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. To play or frolic; to practice field diversions, such as athletic contests. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  30. To play: to frolic: to practice field diversions: to trifle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. To amuse: to make merry: to represent playfully. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. Play; mirth; diversion; mocker. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. To play; frolic; trifle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. To display ostentatiously. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To play; frolic; jest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Diversion; pastime; a game or play; pleasantry; raillery. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Mirth; diversion; contemptuous mirth plaything; play; diversion of the field, as fowiing, hunting, or fishing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. To divert; to represent by any kind of play. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. To play; trifle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. Diversion; anything which makes merry; the mirth or pleasure thus produced; play; frolic; mockery; fowling, hunting, or fishing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. To divert; to make merry; to frolic; to jest; to trifle; in familiar language, to exhibit or wear, as an article of dress. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. 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. dictgcide_fs
  44. To divert; to amuse; to make merry; used with the reciprocal pronoun. dictgcide_fs
  45. To represent by any kind of play. dictgcide_fs
  46. To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; with off; as, to sport off epigrams. dictgcide_fs
  47. sp[=o]rt, v.i. to play: to frolic: to practise field diversions: to trifle.--v.t. to amuse: to make merry: to represent playfully: to spend in sport or display.--n. that which amuses or makes merry: play: mirth: jest: contemptuous mirth: anything for playing with: a toy: idle jingle: field diversion: an animal or plant, or one of its organs, that varies singularly and spontaneously from the normal type.--n. SPORT'ER, one who sports: a sportsman.--adj. SPORT'FUL, full of sport: merry: full of jesting.--adv. SPORT'FULLY.--n. SPORT'FULNESS.--adj. SPORT'ING, relating to, or engaging in, sports.--adv. SPORT'INGLY.--adj. SPORT'IVE, inclined to sport: playful: merry: amorous, wanton.--adv. SPORT'IVELY.--n. SPORT'IVENESS.--adj. SPORT'LESS, without sport or mirth: sad.--n. SPORTS'MAN, one who practises, or one skilled in, field-sports.--adj. SPORTS'MAN-LIKE.--ns. SPORTS'MANSHIP, practice or skill of a sportsman; SPORTS'WOMAN, a she-sportsman.--SPORT ONE'S OAK (see OAK). [Formed by aphæresis from disport.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  48. See Lusus naturae. na
  49. Amusement, diversion, fun; in s., jestingly; make s. of, turn into ridicule, make fun of; pastime, game; outdoor pastime, e.g. hunting, fishing, racing; athletic ss., running, jumping, putting weight, &c., meeting of athletes to compete in these, as school ss., interuniversity ss.; animal, plant, deviating suddenly or strikingly from normal type; sportsman, -woman, person fond of ss. esp. hunting, shooting, or fishing, whence sportsmanship n., fig. enterprising person, person not afraid of taking risk of failure; sportsman like, befitting, worthy of, a sportsman. (Vb) divert oneself, take part in pastime; (part.) interested in s., as a sporting man, sportsman like, as sporting conduct, sporting offer, whence sportingly adv.; (Bot., Zool.) become or produce a s.; wear, exhibit, produce, esp. ostentatiously, as sported a gold tie-pin; s. one\'s oak. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  50. A lusus naturae, or freak of Nature. American pocket medical dictionary.
  51. n. [Dutch] Play; diversion; game ; - that which diverts and makes mirth;-contemptuous mirth; -that with which one plays, or which is driven about ; a toy;-diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, and the like ; -play on words ; jingle ;-jeer. Cabinet Dictionary

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