sport

n. & v.
—n.
1 a a game or competitive activity, esp. an outdoor one involving physical exertion, e.g. cricket, football, racing, hunting. b such activities collectively (the world of sport).
2 (in pl.) Brit. a a meeting for competing in sports, esp. athletics (school sports). b athletics.
3 amusement, diversion, fun.
4 colloq. a a fair or generous person. b a person behaving in a specified way, esp. regarding games, rules, etc. (a bad sport at tennis). c Austral. a form of address, esp. between males. d US a playboy.
5 Biol. an animal or plant deviating suddenly or strikingly from the normal type.
6 a plaything or butt (was the sport of Fortune).
—v.
1 intr. divert oneself, take part in a pastime.
2 tr. wear, exhibit, or produce, esp. ostentatiously (sported a gold tie-pin).
3 intr. Biol. become or produce a sport.
Phrases and idioms:
have good sport be successful in shooting, fishing, etc. in sport jestingly. make sport of make fun of, ridicule. the sport of kings horse-racing (less often war, hunting, or surfing). sports car an open, low-built fast car. sports coat (or jacket) a man's jacket for informal wear. sports writer a person who writes (esp. as a journalist) on sports.
Derivatives:
sporter n.
Etymology: ME f. DISPORT

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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