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Standard Definition

[n] an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
[n] the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
[n] verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"
[n] (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
[n] someone who engages in sports
[adj] (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident in inland Maine
[v] play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the palyroom"
[v] wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat"

Synonyms

athletics - (3 syllables), boast - (1 syllables), cavort - (2 syllables), disport - (2 syllables), feature - (2 syllables), frisk - (1 syllables), frolic - (2 syllables), fun - (1 syllables), gambol - (2 syllables), lark - (1 syllables), lark about - (3 syllables), mutant - (2 syllables), mutation - (3 syllables), nonresident - (4 syllables), play - (1 syllables), rollick - (2 syllables), romp - (1 syllables), run around - (3 syllables), skylark - (2 syllables), sportsman - (2 syllables), sportswoman - (3 syllables), variation - (4 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\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. 2
3. Her sports were such as carried riches of knowledge upon the stream of delight. --Sir P. Sidney. 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 jest.Shak.
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. --John Clarke.
4. Play; idle jingle. An author who should introduce such a sport of words upon our stage would meet with small applause. --Broome.
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. 1
9. Syn: Play; game; diversion; frolic; mirth; mock; mockery; jeer.
\Sport\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sported}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sporting}.]
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.
\Sport\, v. t.
1. To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun. Against whom do ye sport yourselves? --Isa. lvii.
4.
2. To represent by any knd of play. Now sporting on thy lyre the loves of youth. --Dryden.
3. To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage. [Colloq.] --Grose.
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. --Addison. {To sport one's oak}. See under {Oak}, n.

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