Definition of Sport in English :

Define Sport in English

Sport meaning in English

Meaning of Sport in English

Pronunciation of Sport in English

Sport pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of sport


1. athletics, sport

an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

2. sport

the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

3. sport, summercater

(Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine

4. sport

a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances

Example Sentences:
'a good sport'
'a poor sport'

5. sport, sportsman, sportswoman

someone who engages in sports

6. mutant, mutation, sport, variation

(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

7. fun, play, sport

verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

Example Sentences:
'he became a figure of fun'
'he said it in sport'


8. boast, feature, sport

wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner

Example Sentences:
'she was sporting a new hat'

9. cavort, disport, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark, lark about, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, sport

play boisterously

Example Sentences:
'The children frolicked in the garden'
'the gamboling lambs in the meadows'
'The toddlers romped in the playroom'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of sport
an individual or group activity pursued for exercise or pleasure, often involving the testing of physical capabilities and taking the form of a competitive game such as football, tennis, etc
such activities considered collectively
any particular pastime indulged in for pleasure
the pleasure derived from a pastime, esp hunting, shooting, or fishing
we had good sport today
playful or good-humoured joking
to say a thing in sport
derisive mockery or the object of such mockery
to make sport of someone
someone or something that is controlled by external influences
the sport of fate
8. informal (sometimes qualified by good, bad, etc)
a person who reacts cheerfully in the face of adversity, esp a good loser
9. informal
a person noted for being scrupulously fair and abiding by the rules of a game
10. informal
a person who leads a merry existence, esp a gambler
he's a bit of a sport
11. Australian and New Zealand informal
a form of address used esp between males
12. biology
an animal or plant that differs conspicuously in one or more aspects from other organisms of the same species, usually because of a mutation
an anomalous characteristic of such an organism
13. (transitive) informal
to wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
she was sporting a new hat
14. (intransitive)
to skip about or frolic happily
to amuse (oneself), esp in outdoor physical recreation
16. (intransitive; often foll by with)
to dally or trifle (with)
17. (transitive; often foll by away) rare
to squander (time or money)
sporting one's life away
18. (intransitive; often foll by with) archaic
to make fun (of)
19. (intransitive) biology
to produce or undergo a mutation

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see synonyms of sport
any activity or experience that gives enjoyment or recreation; pastime; diversion
such an activity, esp. when competitive, requiring more or less vigorous bodily exertion and carried on, sometimes as a profession, according to some traditional form or set of rules, whether outdoors, as football, golf, etc., or indoors, as basketball, bowling, etc.
fun or play
an object of ridicule; laughingstock
a thing or person buffeted about, as though a plaything
5.  US, Informal
a gambler
6.  Informal
a person who is sportsmanlike, easygoing, or companionable
be a sport!
a person judged according to his ability to take loss, defeat, teasing, etc.
a good (or poor) sport
7.  US, Informal
a pleasure-loving, showy person; flashy fellow
8.  Obsolete
amorous trifling or sexual play
9.  Biology
a plant or animal showing some marked variation from the normal type, usually as a result of mutation
verb transitive
10.  Informal
to wear or display, esp. with unnecessary show
to sport a loud tie
11.  Obsolete
to amuse (oneself, etc.)
verb intransitive
to play or frolic
to engage in a sport or sports
to joke or jest
to trifle, dally, or play (with)
to mock or ridicule someone or something
15.  Biology
to vary markedly from the normal type; mutate
sporting (sense 1)
suitable for informal, casual wear; not dressy
a sport coat

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of sport
a. An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
b. often sports (used with a sing. verb) Such activities considered as a group: Sports is a good way for children to get exercise.
a. A usually challenging activity undertaken for amusement: "the sport of trying to eat [a bratwurst] with anything fewer than four paper napkins" (Jane Kramer).
b. Fun; amusement: balanced on the curb just for the sport of it.
a. Mockery; jest: He made sport of his own looks.
b. An object of mockery, jest, or play: treated our interests as sport.
c. A joking mood or attitude: She made the remark in sport.
a. One known for the manner of one's acceptance of rules, especially of a game, or of a difficult situation: a poor sport.
b. Informal A fair-minded person, especially one who accepts teasing or difficult situations well: Be a sport and show me where you caught those fish.
c. Informal A pleasant companion: was a real sport during the trip.
5. Informal
a. A person who lives a jolly, extravagant life.
b. A gambler at sporting events.
6. Biology An organism or a part of an organism that shows a marked change from the parent type, typically as a result of mutation.
7. Obsolete Amorous dalliance; lovemaking.
v. sport·ed, sport·ing, sports
1. To play or frolic: children sporting in the waves.
2. To joke or trifle: "Lear ... in a storm, half mad, sported with by the gods" (Cynthia Ozick).
1. To wear or have on one's body, especially prominently or ostentatiously: sports diamond earrings; sports a tattoo.
2. To have as a prominent feature: a car sporting a new paint job.
adj. or sports
1. Of, relating to, or appropriate for sports: sport fishing; sports equipment.
2. Designed or appropriate for outdoor or informal wear: a sport shirt.

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