Definition of Sport

1. Noun. An active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition.

Exact synonyms: Athletics
Examples of category: Offside, Wipeout, Flip, Pass, Toss, Daisy Cutter, Call, Birling, Logrolling, Shot, Stroke, Position, Foul, Personal Foul, Possession, Save, Press Box, Tuck, Game Plan, Won-lost Record, English, Side, Series, Trial, Defence, Defending Team, Defense, Bench Warmer, Coach, Handler, Manager, Free Agent, Iron Man, Ironman, Ref, Referee, Scout, Talent Scout, Shooter, Timekeeper, Timer, Deficit, Lead, Average, Free Agency, Regulation Time, Sudden Death, Bout, Round, Turn, Surge, Seed, Outclass, Call, Curl, Start, Field, Shoot, Referee, Umpire, Drop, Down, Bandy, Double-team, Submarine, Kick, Punt, Follow Through, Kill, Kill, Drive, Racket, Carry, Dribble, Cut, Box, Spar, Spar, Prizefight, Shadowbox, Tramp, Hike, Mountaineer, Abseil, Rappel, Rope Down, Backpack, Pack, Run, Jog, Skate, Spread-eagle, Ice Skate, Figure Skate, Roller Skate, Skateboard, Rollerblade, Speed Skate, Ski, Schuss, Sled, Sleigh, Bob, Bobsled, Luge, Toboggan, Water Ski, Scull, Canoe, Kayak, Paddle, Surf, Surfboard, Windsurf, Skin-dive, Jackknife, Snorkel, Ski Jump, Hurdle, Ride The Bench, Warm The Bench, Run, Sit Out, In Play, Out Of Play, Man-to-man, One-on-one, Loose, Legal, Disqualified, Home, Away, Most-valuable, Ineligible, Defending, Onside, Offside, Offsides, Underarm, Underhand, Underhanded, Overarm, Overhand, Overhanded, Upfield, Downfield, Downfield, At Home
Specialized synonyms: Funambulism, Tightrope Walking, Rock Climbing, Contact Sport, Field Sport, Outdoor Sport, Gymnastic Exercise, Gymnastics, Track And Field, Skiing, Aquatics, Water Sport, Row, Rowing, Archery, Sledding, Skating, Racing, Equitation, Horseback Riding, Riding, Cycling, Blood Sport, Athletic Game, Judo, Spectator Sport, Team Sport
Generic synonyms: Diversion, Recreation
Derivative terms: Athletic

2. Verb. Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner. "She was sporting a new hat"
Exact synonyms: Boast, Feature
Generic synonyms: Feature, Have
Derivative terms: Feature, Feature

3. Noun. The occupation of athletes who compete for pay.

4. Verb. Play boisterously. "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
Exact synonyms: Cavort, Disport, Frisk, Frolic, Gambol, Lark, Lark About, Rollick, Romp, Run Around, Skylark
Generic synonyms: Play
Derivative terms: Frolic, Gambol, Lark, Romp, Romper

5. Noun. (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine.
Exact synonyms: Summercater
Generic synonyms: Vacationer, Vacationist

6. Noun. A person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances. "A poor sport"
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

7. Noun. Someone who engages in sports.
Exact synonyms: Sportsman, Sportswoman
Generic synonyms: Athlete, Jock
Derivative terms: Sportsmanship

8. Noun. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration.
Exact synonyms: Mutant, Mutation, Variation
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Specialized synonyms: Freak, Lusus Naturae, Monster, Monstrosity
Derivative terms: Mutant, Mutate, Mutate, Mutational, Vary

9. Noun. Verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously). "He said it in sport"

Definition of Sport

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

2. v. i. To play; to frolic; to wanton.

3. v. t. To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun.

Definition of Sport

1. Acronym. Strategic Partnership On REACH Testing ¹

2. Adjective. Suitable for use in athletic activities or for casual or informal wear. ¹

3. Noun. Any athletic activity that uses physical skills, often competitive. ¹

4. Noun. A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship. ¹

5. Noun. Somebody who behaves or reacts in an admirable manner, a good sport. ¹

6. Noun. A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery. ¹

7. Noun. Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing. ¹

8. Noun. (context: biology botany zoology countable) 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. The term encompasses both mutants and organisms with non-genetic developmental abnormalities such as birth defects. ¹

9. Noun. (slang countable) A sportsman; a gambler, one who consorts with less than reputable people, including prostitutes. ¹

10. Noun. (obsolete uncountable) An amorous dalliance. ¹

11. Noun. (context: informal usually singular) A friend or acquaintance ''(chiefly used when speaking to the friend in question)'' ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) to amuse oneself, to play ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) to mock or tease, treat lightly, toy with ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) to display (something) with pride, to have (something) as an often unique feature ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) to bear a mark or wound with embarrassment ¹

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Definition of Sport

1. to frolic [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: frolic

Medical Definition of Sport

1. 1. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement. "It is as sport a fool 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 pasions." (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, especially. When money is staked. 6. 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. In sport, in jest; for play or diversion. "So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor, and saith, Am not I in sport?" Synonym: Play, game, diversion, frolic, mirth, mock, mockery, jeer. Origin: Abbreviated frm disport. 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." 4. 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. Synonym: To play, frolic, game, wanton. Origin: Sported; Sporting. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sport

sporozoea infections
sport car
sport coat
sport fish
sport jacket
sport kite
sport shirt
sport stacking
sport utility
sport utility vehicle
sport utility vehicles

Literary usage of Sport

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1908)
"There is an undeniable element of sport in getting upon the ' slot' of some error made by a medieval scribe or early printer who, unwittingly, ..."

2. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"THE DUCHESS APPLE IMPROVED sport with Brilliant Red Color Appears to be Due to Bud Variation—Other Apple Varieties that Have Originated in a Similar Way1 MJ ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"To make sport with his word, and to endeavour to render i: ridiculous, by turning that holy book into raillery, is a direct affront to God. 3. ..."

4. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"only betraying their course by faint little puffs of dust; and coming to a halt at last in the bottom of the abyss, two thousand five MAGNIFICENT sport. ..."

5. Othello by William Shakespeare (2001)
"... 409 But for my sport, and Profit : I hate the Moore, [316 a] And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt my meets She ha's done my Office. ..."

6. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1903)
"Fraser (TG) Records of sport and military life in Western India, ... sport in Ceylon. Extracts from a diary of four trips to the North-Central Province ..."

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