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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.
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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