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NOUN (7)

1. an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition;
[syn: sport, athletics]

2. the occupation of athletes who compete for pay;

3. (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine;
[syn: sport, summercater]

4. a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances;
- Example: "a good sport"
- Example: "a poor sport"

5. someone who engages in sports;
[syn: sport, sportsman, sportswoman]

6. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration;
[syn: mutant, mutation, variation, sport]

7. verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously);
- Example: "he became a figure of fun"
- Example: "he said it in sport"
[syn: fun, play, sport]


VERB (2)

1. wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner;
- Example: "she was sporting a new hat"
[syn: sport, feature, boast]

2. play boisterously;
- Example: "The children frolicked in the garden"
- Example: "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"
- Example: "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
[syn: frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sport \Sport\ (sp[=o]rt), n. [Abbreviated from disport.] 1. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement. [1913 Webster] It is as sport to a fool to do mischief. --Prov. x. 23. [1913 Webster] Her sports were such as carried riches of knowledge upon the stream of delight. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] Think it but a minute spent in sport. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision. [1913 Webster] Then make sport at me; then let me be your jest. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Never does man appear to greater disadvantage than when he is the sport of his own ungoverned passions. --John Clarke. [1913 Webster] 4. Play; idle jingle. [1913 Webster] An author who should introduce such a sport of words upon our stage would meet with small applause. --Broome. [1913 Webster] 5. Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked. [1913 Webster] 6. (Bot. & Zool.) 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] 7. A sportsman; a gambler. [Slang] [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. [1913 Webster] Syn: Play; game; diversion; frolic; mirth; mock; mockery; jeer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sport \Sport\, v. t. 1. To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun. [1913 Webster] Against whom do ye sport yourselves? --Isa. lvii. 4. [1913 Webster] 2. To represent by any kind of play. [1913 Webster] Now sporting on thy lyre the loves of youth. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage. [Colloq.] --Grose. [1913 Webster] 4. To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; -- with off; as, to sport off epigrams. [R.] --Addison. [1913 Webster] To sport one's oak. See under Oak, n. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sport \Sport\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sported; p. pr. & vb. n. Sporting.] 1. To play; to frolic; to wanton. [1913 Webster] [Fish], sporting with quick glance, Show to the sun their waved coats dropt with gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races. [1913 Webster] 3. To trifle. "He sports with his own life." --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 4. (Bot. & Zool.) 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sport n 1: an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition [syn: sport, athletics] 2: the occupation of athletes who compete for pay 3: (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine [syn: sport, summercater] 4: a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances; "a good sport"; "a poor sport" 5: someone who engages in sports [syn: sport, sportsman, sportswoman] 6: (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration [syn: mutant, mutation, variation, sport] 7: verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport" [syn: fun, play, sport] v 1: wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat" [syn: sport, feature, boast] 2: play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom" [syn: frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

522 Moby Thesaurus words for "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