Sport - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |spɔːrt|  American pronunciation of the word sport
Brit.  |spɔːt|  British pronunciation of the word sport
- an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition (syn: athletics)
- the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
- (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine
- a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances
- someone who engages in sports (syn: sportsman, sportswoman)
- (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration (syn: mutant, mutation, variation)
- verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously) (syn: fun, play)
- wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner (syn: boast, feature)
- play boisterously (syn: cavort, disport, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark, lark about, rollick, romp, run around, skylark)

Examples

She showed up at the party sporting a bright red hat.

...from sailing to snorkeling, each day we sported at a different activity offered by the beach resort...

She likes to play sport.

Ice-skating with friends is my favorite sport.

Great sport to them was jumping in a sack.

He made sport of us and of our laws.

There's good sport to be had at a nearby lake.

You can see the big sea animals in the water, sporting with their young ones.

The opinions of the electors should not be sported with.

It's unkind to sport with a young girl's feelings like that.

He had sported away thirty thousand lives.

My favourite sports are tennis and swimming.

I've been playing sports all my life.

All students are encouraged to take part in a sport.

He picked up the newspaper and turned to the sports pages.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: sport
he/she/it: sports
present participle: sporting
past tense: sported
past participle: sported
noun
singular: sport
plural: sports
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