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Sport

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Sportn. [Abbreviated from disport.].
  •  That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.  [1913 Webster]
    "It is as sport to a fool to do mischief."  [1913 Webster]
    "Her sports were such as carried riches of knowledge upon the stream of delight."  [1913 Webster]
    "Think it but a minute spent in sport."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision.  [1913 Webster]
    "Then make sport at me; then let me be your jest."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.  [1913 Webster]
    "Flitting leaves, the sport of every wind."  [1913 Webster]
    "Never does man appear to greater disadvantage than when he is the sport of his own ungoverned passions."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Play; idle jingle.  [1913 Webster]
    "An author who should introduce such a sport of words upon our stage would meet with small applause."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A sportsman; a gambler.  [1913 Webster]
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; jeer.
Sportv. i. 
  •  To play; to frolic; to wanton.  [1913 Webster]
    "[Fish], sporting with quick glance,
    Show to the sun their waved coats dropt with gold.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To trifle.  Tillotson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To play; frolic; game; wanton.
Sportv. t. 
  •  To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun.  [1913 Webster]
    "Against whom do ye sport yourselves?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To represent by any kind of play.  [1913 Webster]
    "Now sporting on thy lyre the loves of youth."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage.  Grose.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
To sport one's oak. See under Oak, n.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Sport, n. & v.
--n.
1 a a game or competitive activity, esp. an outdoor one involving physical exertion, e.g. cricket, football, racing, hunting. b such activities collectively (the world of sport).
2 (in pl.) Brit. a a meeting for competing in sports, esp. athletics (school sports). b athletics.
3 amusement, diversion, fun.
4 colloq. a a fair or generous person. b a person behaving in a specified way, esp. regarding games, rules, etc. (a bad sport at tennis). c Austral. a form of address, esp. between males. d US a playboy.
5 Biol. an animal or plant deviating suddenly or strikingly from the normal type.
6 a plaything or butt (was the sport of Fortune).
--v.
1 intr. divert oneself, take part in a pastime.
2 tr. wear, exhibit, or produce, esp. ostentatiously (sported a gold tie-pin).
3 intr. Biol. become or produce a sport.

Idiom
have good sport be successful in shooting, fishing, etc. in sport jestingly. make sport of make fun of, ridicule. the sport of kings horse-racing (less often war, hunting, or surfing). sports car an open, low-built fast car. sports coat (or jacket) a man's jacket for informal wear. sports writer a person who writes (esp. as a journalist) on sports.
Derivative
sporter n.
Etymology
ME f. DISPORT

THESAURUS

Sport

Beau Brummel, Monopoly, Ping-Pong, Rugby, Scrabble, acrobatics, action, adventurer, advertise, affect, agate, agonistics, air, also-ran, amateur athlete, amusement, anomaly, antic, antics, archer, archery, association football, athlete, athletics, avatar, backgammon, badinage, badminton, bagatelle, ball, ballplayer, bandy, banter, baseball, baseball bat, baseballer, baseman, basketball, bat, bathing, batter, battery, battledore, battledore and shuttlecock, bauble, be dressed in, beano, beat, beau, belly laugh, betting ring, bettor, big time, billiards, bingo, blade, blazon forth, blocking back, blocks, blood, blue story, boneshaker, booby, boulevardier, bout, bowling, bowls, bowman, boxing, brandish, butt, call, caper, caracole, cardshark, cardsharp, cardsharper, carry on, cast lots, cat, catabolism, catalysis, catch, catcher, cavort, center, chaff, charades, chase, checkerboard, checkers, chess, chessboard, chevy, chivy, climbing, clotheshorse, club, coach, cockhorse, competitor, compulsive gambler, consubstantiation, contest, course, coursing, coxcomb, crambo, crap shooter, cricket, cricket bat, cricketer, croquet, crosspatch, cue, curling, curvet, cut a dido, cut capers, cut lots, cut the cards, cut up, cynegetics, dance, dandy, dangle, decathlon, defeatee, defensive lineman, demonstrate, deride, derision, dirty joke, dirty story, discus, displacement, display, disport, distraction, diversion, divertissement, dog, doll, doll carriage, dominoes, double entendre, double-header, doubles, draughts, draw lots, draw straws, drive, duck, dude, emblazon, end, enjoyment, entertainment, ethnic joke, event, exchange, exhibit, exquisite, falcon, falconry, fall guy, fashion plate, fencing, fine gentleman, fishing, fives, flash, flaunt, flounce, flourish, flush, follow the hounds, fool around, fooling, fooling around, football, footballer, fop, foursome, fowl, fox hunting, freak, fribble, frisk, frolic, fun, fun and games, funmaking, funny story, gag, gallant, gamble, gambler, gambol, game, game loser, games, games of chance, games-player, gamester, gewgaw, ghost, gimcrack, give-and-take, gliding, go, go hunting, golf, golf club, good loser, good one, good sport, good story, good time, good-natured banter, great fun, guard, gun, gunning, gymnastics, handball, harmless teasing, have on, hawk, hawking, hazarder, heterotopia, hide-and-seek, high jinks, high old time, high time, hiking, hobbyhorse, hockey, hold up, hopscotch, horse around, horseplay, horseshoes, hound, howler, humor, hunt, hunt down, hunting, hurdling, ice hockey, individualist, infielder, inner-directed person, innovation, jack, jack-a-dandy, jack-in-the-box, jackanapes, jacklight, jacks, jackstones, jackstraws, jape, jest, jestbook, jive, jock, joke, jollification, josh, jumper, keno, kickshaw, kidding, kidding around, knickknack, lacrosse, lady-killer, lark, laugh, laughs, lawn tennis, leapfrog, lineman, loser, lot, lotto, lovely time, luging, macaroni, man-about-town, manifest, marble, marbles, marionette, masher, match, match coins, meet, merels, metabolism, metagenesis, metamorphism, metamorphosis, metastasis, metathesis, metempsychosis, mig, misfit, mock, mockery, motorcycling, mountaineering, mumble-the-peg, mutant, mutated form, mutation, natation, naysayer, ninepins, nonconformist, novelty, oddball, offensive lineman, outfield, outfielder, palaestra, pall-mall, pallone, panic, paper doll, parade, pastime, pelota, pentathlon, permutation, persiflage, petty gambler, pick-up sticks, picnic, piker, pilgarlic, pinwheel, play, play at dice, play the ponies, play-off, player, plaything, pleasant time, pleasantry, pleasure, plunger, point, polo, poloist, pool, post office, professional athlete, prowl after, pugilist, punter, puppet, puppy, pushball, put forth, put forward, pyramids, quarterback, quintain, quits, race, racer, racket, racquets, raffle off, rag doll, raillery, rallying, recreate, recreation, reincarnation, relaxation, rib tickler, ride to hounds, ridicule, riding, riot, rocking horse, roller skating, rollick, romp, rounders, rowing, rugger, run, runoff, sailing, sailplaning, scream, sculling, sharp, sharper, sharpie, shikar, shinny, shoot, shoot craps, shooting, shot-put, show off, shuffleboard, sick joke, sidesplitter, sight gag, singles, skater, skating, skeet, skeet shooting, ski-jumping, skiing, skin-diving, skip, skittles, sledding, snooker, snorkel diving, snowmobiling, soccer, softball, spark, speculate, speculator, sporting, sporting man, sports, sportsman, squash, stalk, stalking, start, steelie, stickball, still hunt, still-hunt, stooge, story, surfing, swell, swimming, table tennis, tackle, tailback, taw, tease, teetotum, tennis, tenpins, tent pegging, tetherball, the vanquished, threesome, ticktacktoe, tiddlywinks, tilting, tinhorn, tipcat, tipster, tivoli, tobogganing, top, toss, tout, toxophilite, toy, toy soldier, track, track and field, trail, transanimation, transfiguration, transfigurement, transformation, transformism, translation, translocation, transmigration, transmogrification, transmutation, transposition, transubstantiation, trapshooting, trinket, trip, trumpet, trumpet forth, tug of war, tumbling, twit, twosome, underdog, vaunt, venery, venturer, victim, visual joke, volleyball, wagerer, water polo, waterskiing, wave, wear, wheeze, whim-wham, wingback, wow, wrestler, wrestling, yarn

ROGET THESAURUS

Sport

Pursuit

N pursuit, pursuing, prosecution, pursuance, enterprise, business, adventure, quest, scramble, hue and cry, game, hobby, still-hunt, chase, hunt, battue, race, steeple chase, hunting, coursing, venation, venery, fox chase, sport, sporting, shooting, angling, fishing, hawking, shikar (Geog loc:India), pursuer, hunter, huntsman, shikari (Geog loc:India), sportsman, Nimrod, hound, pursuing, in quest of, in pursuit, in full cry, in hot pursuit, on the scent, in pursuance of, after, Int, tallyho!, yoicks!, soho!.

Amusement

N amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games, diversion, divertissement, reaction, solace, pastime, passetemps, sport, labor of love, pleasure, relaxation, leisure, fun, frolic, merriment, jollity, joviality, jovialness, heyday, laughter, jocosity, jocoseness, drollery, buffoonery, tomfoolery, mummery, pleasantry, wit, quip, quirk, giggle, titter, snigger, snicker, crow, cheer, chuckle, shout, horse laugh, belly laugh, hearty laugh, guffaw, burst of laughter, fit of laughter, shout of laughter, roar of laughter, peal of laughter, cachinnation, Kentish fire, tiger, play, game, game at romps, gambol, romp, prank, antic, rig, lark, spree, skylarking, vagary, monkey trick, gambade, fredaine, escapade, echappee, bout, espieglerie, practical joke, dance, hop, reel, rigadoon, saraband, hornpipe, bolero, ballroom dance, minuet, waltz, polka, fox trot, tango, samba, rhumba, twist, stroll, hustle, cha-cha, fandango, cancan, bayadere, breakdown, cake-walk, cornwallis, break dancing, nautch-girl, shindig, skirtdance, stag dance, Virginia reel, square dance, galop, galopade, jig, Irish jig, fling, strathspey, allemande, gavot, gavotte, tarantella, mazurka, morisco, morris dance, quadrille, country dance, folk dance, cotillon, Sir Roger de Coverley, ballet, ball, bal, bal masque, bal costume, masquerade, Terpsichore, festivity, merrymaking, party, blowout, hullabaloo, hoedown, bat, bum, bust, clambake, donation party, fish fry, jamboree, kantikoy, nautch, randy, squantum, tear, Turnerfest, yule log, fete, festival, gala, ridotto, revels, revelry, reveling, carnival, brawl, saturnalia, high jinks, feast, banquet, regale, symposium, wassail, carouse, carousal, jollification, junket, wake, Irish wake, picnic, fete champetre, regatta, field day, treat, round of pleasures, dissipation, a short life and a merry one, racketing, holiday making, rejoicing, jubilee, bonfire, fireworks, feu-de-joie, firecracker, holiday, gala day, red letter day, play day, high days and holidays, high holiday, Bank holiday, May day, Derby day, Saint Monday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, Bairam, wayz-goos, bean feast, Arbor Day, Declaration Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day, Mardi gras, mi-careme, feria, fiesta, place of amusement, theater, hall, concert room, ballroom, assemblyroom, music hall, park, plaisance, national park, national forest, state park, county park, city park, vest-pocket park, public park (public), arbor, garden, pleasure ground, playground, cricketground, croquet ground, archery ground, hunting ground, tennis court, racket court, bowling alley, green alley, croquet lawn, rink, glaciarum, skating rink, roundabout, merry-go-round, swing, montagne Russe, game of chance, game of skill, athletic sports, gymnastics, archery, rifle shooting, tournament, pugilism, sports, horse racing, the turf, aquatics, skating, sliding, cricket, tennis, lawn tennis, hockey, football, baseball, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, rackets, fives, trap bat and ball, battledore and shuttlecock, la grace, pall- mall, tipcat, croquet, golf, curling, pallone, polo, water polo, tent pegging, tilting at the ring, quintain, greasy pole, quoits, horseshoes, discus, rounders, lacrosse, tobogganing, water polo, knurr and spell, leapfrog, hop skip and jump, mother may I, French and English, tug of war, blindman's bluff, hunt the slopper, hide and seek, kiss in the ring, snapdragon, cross questions and crooked answers, crisscross, hopscotch, jacks, jackstones, marbles, mumblety-peg, mumble-the-peg, pushball, shinney, shinny, tag, billiards, pool, pingpong, pyramids, bagatelle, bowls, skittles, ninepins, kain, American bowls, tenpins, tivoli, cards, card games, whist, rubber, round game, loo, cribbage, besique, euchre, drole, ecarte, picquet, allfours, quadrille, omber, reverse, Pope Joan, commit, boston, boaston, blackjack, twenty- one, vingtun, quinze, thirty-one, put, speculation, connections, brag, cassino, lottery, commerce, snip-snap-snoren, lift smoke, blind hookey, Polish bank, Earl of Coventry, Napoleon, patience, pairs, banker, blind poker, draw poker, straight poker, stud poker, bluff, bridge, bridge whist, lotto, monte, three-card monte, nap, penny-ante, poker, reversis, squeezers, old maid, fright, beggar-my- neighbor, baccarat, ace, king, queen, knave, jack, ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, trey, deuce, joker, trump, wild card, spades, hearts, clubs, diamonds, major suit, minor suit, bower, right bower, left bower, dummy, jackpot, deck, pair, two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full-house, four of a kind, royal flush, misere chess, draughts, checkers, checquers, backgammon, dominos, merelles, nine men's morris, go bang, solitaire, game of fox and goose, monopoly, loto, scrabble, scribbage, boggle, crossword puzzle, hangman, morra, gambling, toy, plaything, bauble, doll, teetotum, knickknack, magic lantern, peep show, puppet show, raree show, gallanty show, toy shop, quips and cranks and wanton wiles, nods and becks and wreathed smiles, entertainer, showman, showgirl, dancer, tap dancer, song-and-dance man, vaudeville act, singer, musician, sportsman, gamester, reveler, master of ceremonies, master of revels, pompom girl, arbiter elegantiarum, arbiter bibendi, archer, fan, toxophilite, turfman, amusing, entertaining, diverting, recreational, recreative, lusory, pleasant, laughable, witty, fun, festive, festal, jovial, jolly, jocund, roguish, rompish, playful, playful as a kitten, sportive, ludibrious, funny, very funny, hilarious, uproarious, side-splitting, amused, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw, laughing, risible, ready to burst, ready to split, ready to die with laughter, convulsed with laughter, rolling in the aisles, on the light fantastic toe, at play, in sport, Int, vive la bagatelle!, vogue la galere!, deus nobis haec otia fecit, dum vivimus vivamus, dulce est desipere in loco, (every room) hath blazed with lights and brayed wi, misce stullitiam consiliis brevem.

VB amuse, entertain, divert, enliven, tickle the fancy, titillate, raise a smile, put in good humor, cause laughter, create laughter, occasion laughter, raise laughter, excite laughter, produce laughter, convulse with laughter, set the table in a roar, be the death of one, recreate, solace, cheer, rejoice, please, interest, treat, regale, amuse oneself, game, play a game, play pranks, play tricks, sport, disport, toy, wanton, revel, junket, feast, carouse, banquet, make merry, drown care, drive dull care away, frolic, gambol, frisk, romp, caper, dance, keep up the ball, run a rig, sow one's wild oats, have one's fling, take one's pleasure, paint the town red, see life, desipere in loco, play the fool, make holiday, keep holiday, go a Maying, while away the time, beguile the time, kill time, dally, smile, simper, smirk, grin, grin like a Cheshire cat, mock, laugh in one's sleeve, laugh, laugh outright, giggle, titter, snigger, crow, snicker, chuckle, cackle, burst out, burst into a fit of laughter, shout, split, roar, shake one's sides, split one's sides, hold both one's sides, roar with laughter, die with laughter.

Ostentation

VB be ostentatious, come forward, put oneself forward, attract attention, star it, cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, make a splurge, cut a dash, cut a splash, cut a splurge, figure, figure away, make a show, make a display, glitter, show off, show off one's paces, parade, march past, display, exhibit, put forward, hold up, trot out, hand out, sport, brandish, blazon forth, dangle, dangle before the eyes, cry up, proner, flaunt, emblazon, prink, set off, mount, have framed and glazed, put a good face upon, put a smiling face upon, clean the outside of the platter.

Killing

N killing, homicide, manslaughter, murder, assassination, trucidation, iccusion, effusion of blood, blood, blood shed, gore, slaughter, carnage, butchery, battue, massacre, fusillade, noyade, thuggery, Thuggism, deathblow, finishing stroke, coup de grace, quietus, execution, judicial murder, martyrdom, butcher, slayer, murderer, Cain, assassin, terrorist, cutthroat, garroter, bravo, Thug, Moloch, matador, sabreur, guet-a-pens, gallows, executioner, man-eater, apache, hatchet man, highbinder, regicide, parricide, matricide, fratricide, infanticide, feticide, foeticide, uxoricide, vaticide, suicide, felo de se, hara-kiri, suttee, Juggernath, immolation, auto da fe, holocaust, suffocation, strangulation, garrote, hanging, lapidation, deadly weapon, Aceldama, slaughtering, phthisozoics, sport, sporting, the chase, venery, hunting, coursing, shooting, fishing, pig- sticking, sportsman, huntsman, fisherman, hunter, Nimrod, slaughterhouse, meat packing plant, shambles, abattoir, fatal accident, violent death, casualty, killing, murderous, slaughterous, sanguinary, sanguinolent, blood stained, blood thirsty, homicidal, red handed, bloody, bloody minded, ensanguined, gory, thuggish, mortal, fatal, lethal, dead, deadly, mortiferous, lethiferous, unhealthy internecine, suicidal, sporting, piscatorial, piscatory, in at the death, assassination has never changed the history of the.


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