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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (4)

1. exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play;
- Example: "a clean fight"
- Example: "a sporting solution of the disagreement"
- Example: "sportsmanlike conduct"
[syn: clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlike]

2. relating to or used in sports;
- Example: "sporting events"
- Example: "sporting equipment"

3. involving risk or willingness to take a risk;
- Example: "a sporting chance"
- Example: "sporting blood"

4. preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance;
- Example: "led a dissipated life"
- Example: "a betting man"
- Example: "a card-playing son of a bitch"
- Example: "a gambling fool"
- Example: "sporting gents and their ladies"
[syn: dissipated, betting, card-playing, sporting]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sporting \Sport"ing\, a. Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports. [1913 Webster] Sporting book, a book containing a record of bets, gambling operations, and the like. --C. Kingsley. Sporting house, a house frequented by sportsmen, gamblers, and the like. Sporting man, one who practices field sports; also, a horse racer, a pugilist, a gambler, or the like. Sporting plant (Bot.), a plant in which a single bud or offset suddenly assumes a new, and sometimes very different, character from that of the rest of the plant. --Darwin. [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):

sporting adj 1: exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct" [syn: clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlike] 2: relating to or used in sports; "sporting events"; "sporting equipment" 3: involving risk or willingness to take a risk; "a sporting chance"; "sporting blood" 4: preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card- playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies" [syn: dissipated, betting, card- playing, sporting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "sporting": acrobatic, agonistic, athletic, betting, cardsharping, casting lots, chase, chevy, chivy, coursing, cynegetics, fair-minded, falconry, fox hunting, gambling, gaming, gunning, gymnastic, hawking, hazarding, hunt, hunting, palaestral, play, playing, risking, shikar, shooting, sortition, speculation, sport, sports, sportsmanlike, sportsmanly, square-dealing, square-shooting, staking, stalking, still hunt, venery, wagering