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Sport meaning

sport - 19 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine
  2. 2. play boisterously; " The children frolicked in the garden"; " the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; " The toddlers romped in the playroom"
  3. 3. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.
  4. 4. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision.
  5. 5. That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.
  6. 6. Play; idle jingle.
  7. 7. Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. A sportsman; a gambler.
  10. 10. To play; to frolic; to wanton.
  11. 11. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.
  12. 12. To trifle.
  13. 13. 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, n., 6.
  14. 14. To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun.
  15. 15. To represent by any knd of play.
  16. 16. To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage.
  17. 17. To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; -- with off; as, to sport off epigrams.
  18. 18. Play; mirth; diversion; mocker.
  19. 19. To play; frolic; trifle.

sport - examples of usage

  1. This sport continues for a considerable time. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. The young men were anxious to tell you where the best sport could be got. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. " Why should anyone make sport of thee? - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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