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Definition of "sporting" []

  • Used in or appropriate for sports: sporting goods. (adjective)
  • Characterized by sportsmanship. (adjective)
  • Of or associated with gambling. (adjective)

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 "sporting" in a sentence
  • "The birds spent so much time "following the horses," that they gained the nickname "sporting birds.""
  • "Mr. Three per Cent., "said one," this is what you call sporting, is it -- killing starved woodcocks?"
  • "You could shop around and talk to guys in sporting goods shops, taking a look at high end rods so that you can make a comparison and decide if it will work for you~ good luck"