Definitions for: Sport

[n] an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
[n] the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
[n] verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"
[n] (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
[n] someone who engages in sports
[adj] (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident in inland Maine
[v] play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the palyroom"
[v] wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat"

Webster (1913) Definition: Sport (sp[=o]rt), n. [Abbreviated frm disport.]
1. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.

It is as sport a fool do mischief. --prov. x. 23.

Her sports were such as carried riches of knowledge
upon the stream of delight. --Sir P.

Think it but a minute spent in sport. --Shak.

2. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision.

Then make sport at me; then let me be your

3. That with which one plays, or which is driven about in
play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.

Flitting leaves, the sport of every wind. --Dryden.

Never does man appear to greater disadvantage than
when he is the sport of his own ungoverned pasions.
--John Clarke.

4. Play; idle jingle.

An author who should introduce such a sport of words
upon our stage would meet with small applause.

5. Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing,
racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked.

6. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) 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.

7. A sportsman; a gambler. [Slang]

In sport, in jest; for play or diversion. ``So is the man
that deceiveth his neighbor, and saith, Am not I in
sport?'' --Prov. xxvi. 19.

Syn: Play; game; diversion; frolic; mirth; mock; mockery;

Sport, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sported; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To play; to frolic; to wanton.

[Fish], sporting with quick glance, Show to the sun
their waved coats dropt with gold. --Milton.

2. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be
given to betting, as upon races.

3. To trifle. ``He sports with his own life.'' --Tillotson.

4. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) 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. --Darwin.

Syn: To play; frolic; game; wanton.

Sport, v. t.
1. To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the
reciprocal pronoun.

Against whom do ye sport yourselves? --Isa. lvii.

2. To represent by any knd of play.

Now sporting on thy lyre the loves of youth.

3. To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as,
to sport a new equipage. [Colloq.] --Grose.

4. To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in
an easy and copious manner; -- with off; as, to sport off
epigrams. --Addison.

To sport one's oak. See under Oak, n.

Synonyms: athletics, boast, cavort, disport, feature, frisk, frolic, fun, gambol, lark, lark about, mutant, mutation, nonresident, play, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, sportsman, sportswoman, variation

See Also: aquatics, archery, athlete, athletic game, being, bloodsport, business, clowning, comedy, contact sport, cycling, diversion, drollery, equitation, field sport, freak, funniness, gymnastics, have, horseback riding, humor, humour, job, jock, jocosity, jocularity, judo, line, line of work, lusus naturae, monster, monstrosity, occupation, organism, outdoor sport, paronomasia, play, professional baseball, professional basketball, professional boxing, professional football, professional golf, professional tennis, professional wrestling, pun, punning, racing, recreation, riding, row, rowing, skating, skiing, sledding, team sport, track and field, waggery, waggishness, water sport, wit, witticism, wittiness, wordplay

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