1. present participle of sport#English|sport


  1. (not comparable) Pertaining to sports
    He got a job in a sporting goods store.
  2. (comparable) Exhibiting sportsmanship.
    Quite sporting of you to call that foul on yourself.
  3. (comparable) Having a reasonable chance of success.
    You think he has a sporting chance? I wouldn't call even him a long shot!
  4. (comparable) Fair, generous; ‘game’.
    It was very sporting of her to let us off like that.
  5. (not comparable) (obsolete) Of or relating to unseemly male excesses, especially gambling, prostitution, or similar recreational activities.
Translations Noun

sporting (plural sportings)

  1. The act of taking part in a sport.

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