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Definitions of sport

  1. To play; trifle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To amuse: to make merry: to represent playfully. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To display ostentatiously. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. To trifle. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. 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.
  6. To play: to frolic: to practice field diversions: to trifle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To play; frolic; trifle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To play; frolic; jest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To divert; to represent by any kind of play. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. 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.
  12. an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. the occupation of athletes who compete for pay Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. someone who engages in sports Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. Play; idle jingle. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. A sportsman; a gambler. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To play; to frolic; to wanton. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. 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
  27. To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To represent by any knd of play. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  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. Diversion; pastime; a game or play; pleasantry; raillery. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident in inland Maine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for sport

  1. 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
  2. Wouldn't it be rather sport don't you think?" – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
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