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sports

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sport \Sport\ (sp[=o]rt), noun [Abbreviated from disport.]

1. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.

It is as sport to a fool to do mischief. --Prov. x. 23.

Her sports were such as carried riches of knowledge upon the stream of delight. --Sir P. Sidney.

Think it but a minute spent in sport. --Shak.

2. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision.

Then make sport at me; then let me be your jest. --Shak.

3. That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.

Flitting leaves, the sport of every wind. --Dryden.

Never does man appear to greater disadvantage than when he is the sport of his own ungoverned passions. --John Clarke.

4. Play; idle jingle.

An author who should introduce such a sport of words upon our stage would meet with small applause. --Broome.

5. Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked.

6. (Bot. & Zool.) 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}.

7. A sportsman; a gambler. [Slang]

{In sport}, in jest; for play or diversion. "So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor, and saith, Am not I in sport?" --Prov. xxvi. 19.

Syn: Play; game; diversion; frolic; mirth; mock; mockery; jeer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sport \Sport\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Sported}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sporting}.]

1. To play; to frolic; to wanton.

[Fish], sporting with quick glance, Show to the sun their waved coats dropt with gold. --Milton.

2. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.

3. To trifle. "He sports with his own life." --Tillotson.

4. (Bot. & Zool.) 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}, noun, 6. --Darwin.

Syn: To play; frolic; game; wanton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sport \Sport\, verb (used with an object)

1. To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun.

Against whom do ye sport yourselves? --Isa. lvii. 4.

2. To represent by any kind of play.

Now sporting on thy lyre the loves of youth. --Dryden.

3. To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage. [Colloq.] --Grose.

4. To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; -- with off; as, to sport off epigrams. [R.] --Addison.

{To sport one's oak}. See under {Oak}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sport

noun

1: an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition [syn: {sport}, {athletics}]

2: the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

3: (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine [syn: {sport}, {summercater}]

4: a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances; "a good sport"; "a poor sport"

5: someone who engages in sports [syn: {sport}, {sportsman}, {sportswoman}]

6: (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration [syn: {mutant}, {mutation}, {variation}, {sport}]

7: verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport" [syn: {fun}, {play}, {sport}]

verb

1: wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat" [syn: {sport}, {feature}, {boast}]

2: play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom" [syn: {frolic}, {lark}, {rollick}, {skylark}, {disport}, {sport}, {cavort}, {gambol}, {frisk}, {romp}, {run around}, {lark about}]

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