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Adjective
Relating, or connected to, to sporting activities
“The sports reporters of the World, when a big sports event occurred, came out to the games in full force, always accompanied by illustrators.”
Adjective
(of clothing) Casually or informally styled
“His brother was wearing a dark suit, but he was wearing a sports jacket and flannels.”
Noun
Physical activity, training or exercise in general
“Not nearly enough of our youth engages in sports.”
Noun
An event involving a number of sporting contests
“I wish the Committee would let the sports begin earlier, and then one might be able to see them all.”
Noun
Things done for pleasure or entertainment
Noun
A state or period of rest, relaxation or enjoyment
Noun
Plural for a person or thing that is the object of ridicule or criticism
“Never does man appear to greater disadvantage than when he is the sport of his own ungoverned passions.”
Noun
(obsolete) Plural for mockery or derision aimed at someone
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“Then make sport at me. Then let me be your jest.”
Noun
Plural for gaiety and fun
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Noun
Plural for the state or process of experiencing pleasure or joy in something
Noun
Plural for a practical joke or mischievous trick
Noun
Plural for a contest held to establish someone's, or something's, superiority or supremacy
Noun
Plural for a sport
Noun
Plural for a sudden desire or change of mind, especially one that is unusual or unexplained
Noun
Plural for competition
Noun
Plural for an unexpected situation, detail or circumstance, often unpleasant
Noun
Plural for a person who habitually flirts or attempts to seduce women
Noun
Plural for the quality of being newfangled
Noun
Plural for a lack of seriousness, especially in the context of fun or entertainment
Noun
Plural for game played with a ball
Noun
Plural for a line of work or business
Noun
Plural for a sport where players can hold or kick an ovoid ball
Noun
Plural for a person who spends money in an extravagant, irresponsible way
Verb
To display or exhibit something
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“They live in such fear that they have to sport a rifle everywhere they go.”
Verb
To wear clothing of a given type
“Charlie Lincoln did not sport his red tie, but wore his customary smile.”
Verb
(rare) To amuse oneself or play in a lively, energetic way
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“She steps out of the house, whether to sport in the garden or walk in the street.”
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To carry, or be carrying, something
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To move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
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