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Definition of "sport" []

  • Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively. (noun)
  • A particular form of this activity. (noun)
  • An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively. (noun)
  • An active pastime; recreation. (noun)
  • Mockery; jest: He made sport of his own looks. (noun)
  • An individual or group activity pursued for exercise or pleasure, often involving the testing of physical capabilities and taking the form of a competitive game such as football, tennis, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Such activities considered collectively (noun)
  • Any particular pastime indulged in for pleasure (noun)
  • The pleasure derived from a pastime, esp hunting, shooting, or fishing (noun)
  • Playful or good-humoured joking (noun)
  • Derisive mockery or the object of such mockery (noun)
  • Someone or something that is controlled by external influences (noun)
  • A person who reacts cheerfully in the face of adversity, esp a good loser (noun)
  • A person noted for being scrupulously fair and abiding by the rules of a game (noun)
  • A person who leads a merry existence, esp a gambler (noun)
  • A form of address used esp between males (noun)
  • An animal or plant that differs conspicuously in one or more aspects from other organisms of the same species, usually because of a mutation (noun)
  • An anomalous characteristic of such an organism (noun)
  • To wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner (verb)
  • To skip about or frolic happily (verb)
  • To amuse (oneself), esp in outdoor physical recreation (verb)
  • To dally or trifle (with) (verb)
  • To squander (time or money) (verb)
  • To make fun (of) (verb)
  • To produce or undergo a mutation (verb)

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Use "sport" in a sentence
  • "It's generally best to leave the controller in drive, engage sport or sport+ and let the electronics to the work."
  • "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."
  • "The goblins of the title sport casual, ragtag outfits."