Associations to the word «Sport»


SPORT, noun. (countable) Any activity that uses physical exertion or skills competitively under a set of rules that is not based on aesthetics.
SPORT, noun. (countable) A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship.
SPORT, noun. (countable) Somebody who behaves or reacts in an admirable manner, a good sport.
SPORT, noun. (obsolete) That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.
SPORT, noun. (obsolete) Mockery; derision.
SPORT, noun. (countable) A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.
SPORT, noun. (uncountable) Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing.
SPORT, noun. (biology) (botany) (zoology) (countable) 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. The term encompasses both mutants and organisms with non-genetic developmental abnormalities such as birth defects.
SPORT, noun. (slang) (countable) A sportsman; a gambler.
SPORT, noun. (slang) (countable) One who consorts with disreputable people, including prostitutes.
SPORT, noun. (obsolete) (uncountable) An amorous dalliance.
SPORT, noun. (informal) (usually singular) A friend or acquaintance (chiefly used when speaking to the friend in question)
SPORT, noun. (obsolete) Play; idle jingle.
SPORT, verb. (intransitive) To amuse oneself, to play.
SPORT, verb. (intransitive) To mock or tease, treat lightly, toy with.
SPORT, verb. (transitive) To display; to have as a notable feature.
SPORT, verb. (reflexive) To divert; to amuse; to make merry.
SPORT, verb. (transitive) To represent by any kind of play.
SPORT, verb. To practise the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.
SPORT, verb. 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.
SPORT, verb. (transitive) To close (a door).
SPORT, acronym. Strategic Partnership On REACH Testing
SPORT ACROBATICS, noun. Acrobatic gymnastics
SPORT CLIMBING, noun. A style of rock climbing in which anchors are permanently fixed to the rock or wall
SPORT FISH, noun. Fish providing sport for an angler
SPORT JACKET, noun. A tailored jacket that is not part of a suit; especially one of a sturdy fabric originally designed for outdoor sports.
SPORT ONE'S OAK, verb. (dated) (slang) (universities) To close one's door as an indication that visitors are not welcome.
SPORT PEPPER, noun. A mild chili pepper, commonly pickled and used in Southern cooking and on Chicago-style hot dogs.
SPORT STACKING, noun. A sport in which competitors stack cups as quickly as possible.
SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE, noun. A passenger vehicle which combines the towing capacity of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a minivan or station wagon together with on- or off-road ability.
SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, noun. Plural of sport utility vehicle

Dictionary definition

SPORT, noun. An active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition.
SPORT, noun. The occupation of athletes who compete for pay.
SPORT, noun. (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine.
SPORT, noun. A person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances; "a good sport"; "a poor sport".
SPORT, noun. Someone who engages in sports.
SPORT, noun. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration.
SPORT, noun. Verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport".
SPORT, verb. Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat".
SPORT, verb. Play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.