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sport

sport

 
pronunciation:
sport
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: recreation, usually requiring skill and often vigorous physical activity.
We like to go on long hikes for sport.
synonyms:
play, recreation
definition 2: any of a number of competitive athletic games or activities played according to established rules and often requiring certain physical abilities.
Tennis is one sport that I've never excelled at.
 
synonyms:
game
similar words:
competition
definition 3: mockery or ridicule, or the pleasure that one may take from engaging in such.
He wanted to fit in, and his feelings were hurt by the sport of these boys.They made fun of him just for sport.
synonyms:
derision, jest, mockery, ridicule
similar words:
mock
definition 4: one who accepts various difficult situations with grace and dignity.
He was a sport about the practical joke we played on him.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to sports.
He's watching the sport channel.
synonyms:
athletic, sports
similar words:
sporting, sportive
definition 2: suitable for wear in sports or somewhat informal situations.
The store has all kinds of sport shoes.You don't need to wear a suit; just put on a sport coat.
synonyms:
sports
similar words:
casual, informal
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sported, sporting, sports
definition 1: to enter into a game or athletic event.
The star player is not sporting today because he injured his ankle.
similar words:
enter, play
definition 2: to amuse oneself through recreation or other activity; play.
The children are sporting with their friends in the snow.
synonyms:
disport, play
similar words:
antic, caper, cavort, gambol, relax, revel, rollick, romp
definition 3: to tease or mock someone.
Stop sporting with me; I need a serious answer.
synonyms:
kid, mock, tease
similar words:
banter, gibe, jape, jest
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to wear proudly or display ostentatiously.
We noticed he was sporting one of his silk designer suits at the cocktail party.
synonyms:
flaunt, flourish, show off
similar words:
bear, display, exhibit, wear
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broader categories including sports
conventionally associated with sports
some accessories for sports
some actions in sports
some examples of sports
some kinds of sports
some parts of sports
some people associated with sports
some places related to sports
some results of sports