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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)

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.

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."