Character 5
Hyphenation sport
Pronunciations /spɔːt/

Definitions and meanings of "Sport"

What do we mean by sport?

An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively. noun

Such activities considered as a group. noun

A usually challenging activity undertaken for amusement. noun

Fun; amusement. noun

Mockery; jest. noun

An object of mockery, jest, or play. noun

A joking mood or attitude. noun

One known for the manner of one's acceptance of rules, especially of a game, or of a difficult situation. noun

A fair-minded person, especially one who accepts teasing or difficult situations well. noun

A pleasant companion. noun

A person who lives a jolly, extravagant life. noun

A gambler at sporting events. noun

An organism or a part of an organism that shows a marked change from the parent type, typically as a result of mutation. noun

Amorous dalliance; lovemaking. noun

To play or frolic. intransitive verb

Any activity that uses physical exertion or skills competitively under a set of rules that is not based on aesthetics.

Something done for fun, regardless of its design or intended purpose.

A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship.

Somebody who behaves or reacts in an admirably good-natured manner, e.g. to being teased or to losing a game; a good sport.

That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.

Mockery, making fun; derision.

A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.

Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing.

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. The term encompasses both mutants and organisms with non-genetic developmental abnormalities such as birth defects.

A sportsman; a gambler.

One who consorts with disreputable people, including prostitutes.

An amorous dalliance.

(usually singular) A friend or acquaintance (chiefly used when speaking to the friend in question)

Play; idle jingle.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Sport

The word "sport" in example sentences

Justice Minister Wang Ching-feng said yesterday the probe is not intended to inflict harm to the sport of baseball, but to seek out the black sheep that hurt the sport¡ ¦ s reputation in order to give a clean and decent environment to the fans. ❋ Unknown (2009)

It's generally best to leave the controller in drive, engage sport or sport+ and let the electronics to the work. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The goblins of the title sport casual, ragtag outfits. ❋ Robert Greskovic (2012)

It's a reminder that one of the biggest disparities in sport is the gap between the quarterback who wins the Super Bowl ... and the quarterback who loses it. ❋ Unknown (2007)

The best kind of evaluation in sport is when you get in the start gate -- harsh, but effective and accurate. ❋ Unknown (1994)

It moves with a dynamic confidence that earns the moniker "sport sedan," rather than abusing the term as a platitude. ❋ By Da (2012)

Owners and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have said the league wants to reach a settlement with the players that solves what they call the sport's financial problems. ❋ Leonard Bernstein (2011)

Goodell and others from the league reiterated Tuesday they would prefer a deal that addresses what they call the sport's economic problems. ❋ Mark Maske (2011)

He's a professional football player and this sport is his life. ❋ Alyssa Jung (2010)

"The premier event in our sport is the Ironman World Championship." ❋ Kevin Helliker (2010)

The key is to identify an activity that resonates for your child, and to have a nonrigid notion of the word sport. ❋ Dr. Terri Orbuch (2011)

Laidlaw said he has always been impressed by Mason because his approach to the business side of the sport is always to say, "Just put me in position to be the best player possible." ❋ Unknown (2009)

Keeping young men/women in the sport is the only way it's going to continue on. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Neither sport is an inexpensive one for beginners. ❋ Unknown (2008)

He says his sport is a living history, an art form developed from actual skills of a life working on the ranch. ❋ Unknown (2008)

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