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Definition of Sport


  1. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.
  2. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision.
  3. That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.
  4. Play; idle jingle.
  5. Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked.
  6. 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.
  8. To play; to frolic; to wanton.
  9. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.
  10. To trifle.
  11. 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.
  12. To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun.
  13. To represent by any knd of play.
  14. To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage.
  15. To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; -- with off; as, to sport off epigrams.

Sports Quotations

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.
Michael Jordan

Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.
Robert Griffin III

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
Bobby Unser

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
Bob Feller
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Sport Translations

sport in Afrikaans is sport
sport in Danish is sport
sport in Dutch is sport
sport in French is sport, sports
sport in German is Sportart, Sport
sport in Latin is ludus
sport in Portuguese is esporte
sport in Spanish is deporte
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