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VERB (2)

1. occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion;
- Example: "The play amused the ladies"
[syn: amuse, divert, disport]

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:

Disport \Dis*port"\, v. t. [OF. desporter. See Disport, v. i.] 1. To divert or amuse; to make merry. [1913 Webster] They could disport themselves. --Buckle. [1913 Webster] 2. To remove from a port; to carry away. --Prynne. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Disport \Dis*port"\, n. [OF. desport, deport. See Disport, v. i., and cf. Sport.] Play; sport; pastime; diversion; playfulness. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Disport \Dis*port"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Disported; p. pr. & vb. n. Disporting.] [OF. se desporter; pref. des- (L. dis-) + F. porter to carry; orig. therefore, to carry one's self away from work, to go to amuse one's self. See Port demeanor, and cf. Sport.] To play; to wanton; to move in gayety; to move lightly and without restraint; to amuse one's self. [1913 Webster] Where light disports in ever mingling dyes. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Childe Harold basked him in the noontide sun, Disporting there like any other fly. --Byron. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

disport v 1: occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion; "The play amused the ladies" [syn: amuse, divert, disport] 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:

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "disport": acquit, act, antic, bear, brandish, caper, caracole, carry, carry on, cavort, comport, conduct, curvet, cut a dido, cut capers, cut up, dance, demean, deport, display, diversion, exhibit, expose, flash, flaunt, flounce, fool around, frisk, frolic, fun, gambol, go on, horse around, jollity, merriment, parade, play, recreate, recreation, rollick, romp, show off, skip, sport, trip, trot out