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Definition of Sports
SportSport Sport (sp[=o]rt), n. [Abbreviated frm disport.]
1. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.
It is as sport a fool do mischief. --prov. x. 23.
Her sports were such as carried riches of knowledge
upon the stream of delight. --Sir P.
Think it but a minute spent in sport. --Shak.
2. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision.
Then make sport at me; then let me be your
3. That with which one plays, or which is driven about in
play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.
Flitting leaves, the sport of every wind. --Dryden.
Never does man appear to greater disadvantage than
when he is the sport of his own ungoverned pasions.
4. Play; idle jingle.
An author who should introduce such a sport of words
upon our stage would meet with small applause.
5. Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing,
racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked.
6. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) 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.
7. A sportsman; a gambler. [Slang]
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.
Syn: Play; game; diversion; frolic; mirth; mock; mockery;
jeer. SportSport Sport, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sported; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To play; to frolic; to wanton.
[Fish], sporting with quick glance, Show to the sun
their waved coats dropt with gold. --Milton.
2. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be
given to betting, as upon races.
3. To trifle. ``He sports with his own life.' --Tillotson.
4. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) 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.
Syn: To play; frolic; game; wanton.
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