- (America) IPA: /spɔɹt/
- (RP) IPA: /spɔːt/
- (Tasmanian) IPA: /spɔː/
- (rhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /spo(ː)ɹt/
- (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /spoət/
- (countable) Any activity that uses physical exertion or skills competitively under a set of rules that is not based on aesthetics.
- (countable) Something done for fun, regardless of its design or intended purpose.
- Joe was banned from getting legal help. He seemed to view lawsuits as a sport.
- (countable) A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship.
- Jen may have won, but she was sure a poor sport; she laughed at the loser.
- The loser was a good sport, and congratulated Jen on her performance.
- (countable) Somebody who behaves or reacts in an admirably good-natured manner, e.g. to being teased or to losing a game; a good sport.
- You're such a sport! You never get upset when we tease you.
- (obsolete) That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.
- 1591, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene ii]:
- Think it but a minute spent in sport.
- Her sports were such as carried riches of knowledge upon the stream of delight.
, Hey Diddle Diddle (traditional rhyme)
- The little dog laughed to see such sport, and the dish ran away with the spoon.
- Synonyms: Thesaurus:hobby
- (obsolete) Mockery, making fun; derision.
- c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The Merry VViues of VVindsor”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene iii]:
- Then make sport at me; then let me be your jest.
- (countable) A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.
- flitting leaves, the sport of every wind
- Never does man appear to greater disadvantage than when he is the sport of his own ungoverned passions.
- (uncountable) Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing.
- (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.
- (slang, countable) A sportsman; a gambler.
- (slang, countable) One who consorts with disreputable people, including prostitutes.
- (obsolete, uncountable) An amorous dalliance.
- Charlie and Lisa enjoyed a bit of sport after their hike.
- (informal, usually singular) A friend or acquaintance (chiefly used when speaking to the friend in question)
- Synonyms: Thesaurus:friend
- (obsolete) Play; idle jingle.
- An author who should introduce such a sport of words upon our stage would meet with small applause.
- French: sport
- German: Sport
- Italian: sport, diporto
- Portuguese: (Brazil) esporte, (Portugal) desporto
- Russian: спорт
- Spanish: deporte
- Spanish: espécimen raro
sport (sports, present participle sporting; past and past participle sported)
- (intransitive) To amuse oneself, to play.
- children sporting on the green
- (intransitive) To mock or tease, treat lightly, toy with.
- Jen sports with Bill's emotions.
- He sports with his own life.
- (transitive) To display; to have as a notable feature.
- Jen's sporting a new pair of shoes; he was sporting a new wound from the combat
- (reflexive) To divert; to amuse; to make merry.
- Bible, Isa. lvii. 4
- Against whom do ye sport yourselves?
- Bible, Isa. lvii. 4
- (transitive) To represent by any kind of play.
- Now sporting on thy lyre the loves of youth.
- To practise the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.
- 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.
- (transitive) To close (a door).
- There he locked it up in a drawer, sported the doors of both sets of rooms, and retired to bed.
- French: taquiner, moquer
- German: herumspielen, Spott treiben
- Portuguese: zombar
- Spanish: jugar, burlarse
- German: tragen, präsentieren, zur Schau stellen, angeben mit, protzen mit
- Russian: демонстрировать
- Spanish: lucir, mostrar, llevar
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