Definitions for: Sporting


[adj] involving risk or willingness to take a risk; "a sporting chance"; "sporting blood"
[adj] marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"
[adj] preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies"
[adj] relating to or used in sports; "sporting events"; "sporting equipment"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sport"ing, a.
Of pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sporrts;
exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that
which, sports.

Sporting book, a book containing a record of bets, gambling
operations, and the like. --C. Kingsley.

Sporting house, a house frequented by sportsmen, gamblers,
and the like.

Sporting man, one who practices field sports; also, a horse
racer, a pugilist, a gambler, or the like.

Sporting plant (Bot.), a plant in which a single bud or
offset suddenly assumes a new, and sometimes very
different, character from that of the rest of the plant.
--Darwin.

Synonyms: adventuresome, adventurous, betting, card-playing, clean, dissipated, fair, gambling, indulgent, just, sportsmanlike

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