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a news/crime/sports reporter
▪ He started as a news reporter on Radio 1.
a news/movie/sports etc channel
▪ What’s on the movie channel tonight?
a sporting chance (=a fairly good chance)
▪ The proposals had at least a sporting chance of being accepted.
a sporting event
▪ Many of the weekend’s major sporting events were cancelled due to bad weather.
a sporting hero (=someone who people admire in a sport)
▪ Tiger Woods was his sporting hero.
a sporting/sports competition
▪ There is an increasing demand to watch sporting competitions.
a sporting/sports competition
▪ There is an increasing demand to watch sporting competitions.
a sports bag
▪ I noticed that the man was wearing trainers and carrying a sports bag.
a sports car (=a low fast car)
▪ He was driving a red sports car.
a sports centre
▪ You could join exercise classes at your local sports centre.
a sports club
▪ Why don’t you join one of the school sports clubs?
a sports complex
▪ The sports complex also has six tennis courts.
a sports injury (=one you get while doing sport)
▪ She has vast knowledge of treating sports injuries.
a sports/football/basketball etc star
▪ Sam was a football star in college.
a teaching/acting/sporting career
▪ Her acting career lasted for more than 50 years.
a team game/sport (=one that is played by teams)
▪ In those days, girls didn’t play team sports.
a travel/history/sports etc writer (=someone who writes articles and books about a subject)
▪ This region of Europe does not excite many travel writers.
an education/health/sports etc correspondent
▪ Here is our sports correspondent with all the details.
blood sport
▪ a demonstration against blood sports
contact sport
economics/sports/political etc editor
election/sports/political etc coverage
▪ He claims the election coverage has been biased against him.
endurance sports/training (=designed to test or improve your endurance)
field sports
food/fashion/sports etc maven
▪ A food maven could also be called a gourmet.
golfing/sporting/racing etc calendar
▪ The Derby is a major event in the racing calendar.
intercollegiate athletics/sports etc
news/sports round-up
▪ our Friday sports round-up
spectator sport
▪ Life is not a spectator sport.
sport coat
sport jacket
sport shirt
sporting/camping/skiing etc equipment
▪ Can you help me load the camping equipment into the boot, please?
sporting/conference/concert etc venue
sports arena
▪ a sports arena
sports bra
sports car
sports centre
sports clothes
▪ Lou was wearing sports clothes and sunglasses.
sports clothing
sports coat
sports commentator
▪ a sports commentator
sports day
sports jacket
sports shirt
sports/exhibition/banqueting etc hall
▪ The school has a new sports hall.
▪ Five hundred people filled the lecture hall.
sports/sporting facilities
▪ Have you checked out the local sports facilities?
sports/sporting facilities
▪ Have you checked out the local sports facilities?
sports/style/business/travel etc section (=particular part of a newspaper)
talk sport/politics/business etc
▪ ‘Let’s not talk politics now,’ said Hugh impatiently.
the arts/sports council
▪ The exhibition has been funded by the Arts Council.
the sports/arts/financial etc pages (=the part of a newspaper that deals with sport, art etc)
▪ He only ever reads the sports pages.
TV/sports etc addict
▪ My nephew is a complete video game addict.
water sports
winter sports
▪ It's a good all-round sports car, and incredible value for money.
▪ It also has one of the best sports information centers on the Web.
▪ Burnham boat anglers enjoyed good sport with cod and a few dogfish and rays.
▪ All in all, Fred was a good sport and said he enjoyed the meal.
▪ He found his best sport was - he tried to watch sports and tell people about them.
▪ As people have more leisure, they also need better facilities for sport.
▪ They offer some of the best sport shooting anywhere.
▪ These are sports sponsorship, major sports events, professional team sports, and sports broadcasting.
▪ Baseball is still the one major sport not sold on weight-lifting.
▪ Table 8.3 lists the major companies supplying sports clothing and footwear.
▪ There are only two major professional sports in which he would be considered undereducated: football and basketball.
▪ The other major items of sport-related consumers' expenditure are part of the non-sport commercial sector.
▪ The economic impact of major sports events is explored further in Chapter 10.
▪ Chapter 10 investigates the economies of major sports events.
▪ However, the growth of ambush marketing poses a clear danger to those involved in staging major sports events.
▪ Compared to other sports in the Soviet Union, rugby is a very poor game.
▪ And what other sport enables you to do the miraculous, to walk on water?
▪ In what other sports is a participant allowed a second chance because of failure?
▪ If football's not your game ... you can bank on a feast of other sports this holiday weekend.
▪ He was, however, very much an all-rounder, and football and curling were among the other sports he covered.
Other than tennis courts and other sports facilities beyond the Lower Ocker Hill Branch the area is inauspicious.
▪ The ratcheted, rotating bezel sets the time limits for underwater and other action sports.
▪ Usually, as in other sports, a former rider.
▪ Basketball is a popular sport at our school.
▪ Superficially, this is a sign of the continued buoyant growth and adaptability of football as the world's most popular sport.
▪ Boxing is a popular sport in the Army.
▪ I chose seven contrasting but popular sports, some I had played many times before, others representing new challenges.
▪ Few of the athletes, especially those in the most popular sports, lead ordinary lives away from the track or pool.
▪ Angling is the most popular sport in Britain because it is an excuse to do absolutely nothing for days on end.
▪ Chess can never aspire to being a truly professional sport unless they are abolished.
▪ The groups can function like political campaigns or professional sports teams, carrying their own psychic rewards.
▪ These are sports sponsorship, major sports events, professional team sports, and sports broadcasting.
▪ Governments are operating professional sports teams and running venture capital funds.
▪ A pretty amateurish way to run a professional sport.
▪ He is the author of a dozen studies on the impact of stadiums and professional sports on metropolitan-area development.
▪ The company is also a major world-wide sponsor of professional team sports.
▪ Extreme gaps in compensation, while inevitable in professional sports today, can be fatal in business.
▪ These are sports sponsorship, major sports events, professional team sports, and sports broadcasting.
▪ In what amounts to the biggest trade in the history of team sports, not a single player changes cities.
▪ Significantly, however, this success story has little to do with the promotion of traditional team sports.
▪ The company is also a major world-wide sponsor of professional team sports.
▪ Heroes of sports arenas in their own country now found themselves working in small halls to audiences of 100-150 people.
▪ The bonds will be used to build a downtown sports arena.
▪ The big brick building, constructed in 1926, is the oldest campus sports arena still in use in the country.
▪ He sells his Turnstile Adsleeves to sports arenas, which rent the space to advertisers.
▪ Such a move could enhance the UMass image in academia much as its basketball team has done in the sports arena.
▪ The centre actively campaigns to abolish blood sports and cares for sick foxes.
▪ Critics call cockfighting a blood sport.
▪ There is an aesthetic, if we can dignify it with that word, which distinguishes blood sports from each other.
▪ And in the end, it is all of us who allow this blood sport to flourish.
▪ An extreme example of Western attitude towards animals is the so-called blood sports, most of which have now died out.
▪ The ban on hunting has been welcomed by anti blood sports campaigners.
▪ This is the question of field or blood sports.
▪ Has the blood sports lobby lost the argument?
▪ Though high-pollution drivers often have old cars, the speed-obsessed owners of sports cars are equally guilty of environmental thoughtlessness.
▪ Many aging enthusiasts began to abandon sports cars for sport utilities.
▪ Currently its sole model is the Kallista, a sort of replica of a 1930s open-top sports car.
▪ Her small sports car trembled and swayed as the monster roared by.
▪ They were both notorious for racing up and down the Strip on their motorbikes or in flash sports cars.
▪ At one time for example she was reported to have been racing around Melbourne in a brand new pink sports car.
▪ It was magnificently low-slung, almost like a sports car, but with four plush leather seats and a thrusting bonnet.
▪ This was the world's first sports car that didn't leave a puddle on your garage floor.
▪ At the time I had a job as youth worker at a sports centre in Acton.
▪ Expert advice from a local gym or sports centre can be very helpful when you are starting with weights.
▪ Nigel also took up aerobics at his local sports centre.
▪ Joanna Grenside's car was found less than 100 yards from the sports centre where she was due to take a class.
▪ A large sports centre has been made at Aviemore, mainly for winter skiing but also for the use of summer tourists.
▪ Foam attack: Thieves broke into vending machines at Teesdale's new sports centre at Barnard Castle to steal £100 cash.
▪ If you feel energetic, you could join exercise classes at your local sports centre, village hall or other venue.
▪ The side was beaten 2-1 by the Ship Inn, of Swanage, in the final at the Purbeck sports centre.
▪ The majority of sports club income comes from two sources: membership subscriptions and fees, and bar profits.
▪ Sports tours by recreational sports clubs.
▪ In Britain, many voluntary sector sports clubs are receiving substantial grants from the Sports Lottery Fund to do the same thing.
▪ These excellent facilities are used by the University sports clubs for practice and for matches in the local leagues.
▪ The appeal follows the announcement of loans and grants totalling nearly £21,000 to parish councils, sports clubs and voluntary bodies.
▪ This section permits sports clubs to have alternative permitted hours in the winter where the sport is played out of doors.
▪ The aim is to provide a forum for sports clubs to advise Knowsley on improving services.
▪ He always wears a sports coat and flannels and a pinned tie.
▪ The customer was wearing a sport coat with checks so large Fogarty thought of a horse blanket.
▪ The other in his 30's, with ginger hair and moustache and a tweed sports coat.
▪ Just trust me on this, and put your sport coat on.
▪ Also, he was wearing his new sport coat.
▪ Nichols sat stone-faced, dressed in a sport coat and blue shirt.
▪ We had a beatnik poet who wore salami patches on his tweed sport coat.
▪ Male speaker Rugby is a contact sport.
▪ Wrestling was the competitive contact sport to boxing at the Y.. It was no match.
▪ They were so enthusiastic for these that its pupils regularly walked off with all the trophies on sports days.
▪ But, on prize-giving for sports day, they were always there.
▪ Except for a sports day once a year, their activities were limited to parading up and down.
▪ Footballs were kicked here, picnics and sports days held.
▪ You are pressed to attend a school sports day.
▪ The road to the County finals is tough with a number of elimination stages from school sports days through to district finals.
▪ He loved his blind boys, taught them how to play football, arranged sports days for them, took them swimming.
▪ I decided not to put out a special homecoming issue and my sports editor cried.
▪ Back home, impatient sports editors waited for them to file as they drank the Latium hills dry of Chianti.
▪ Look at that sports editor over there - he's had four marriages and as many heart attacks.
▪ Our sports editor Tim Russon was with them at Wembley.
▪ It's a top-quality sports event.
▪ Myriad festivals, theatrical productions, musical concerts and sports events are scheduled year-round.
▪ The spectators may go to a specific sports event, or watch at a distance on television.
▪ It only happens at sports events.
▪ Expenditure on accommodation, food and drink dominates the economic impact generated by visitors to sports events.
▪ But it was Pete Rozelle who had the foresight to make it bigger and better than any other sports event.
▪ I now invite you to complete the enclosed form detailing your sports events for the second half of the year.
▪ It is now the most watched and most talked-about one-day sports event in the world.
▪ High standards of food, sports facilities and entertainments.
▪ In the past, Lanier and Eckels have supported a referendum on construction of any sports facility.
▪ Ministers should also consider ways of improving sports facilities for youngsters living in inner cities, they claimed.
▪ The sports facilities were not only superb but were available to girls as well as boys.
▪ The Sport and Recreation Department offers some of the finest indoor sports facilities and outdoor playing fields in the province.
▪ These hotels provided musical afternoons, teas, bridge parties, lectures, dances, and sports facilities.
▪ Backing on to a Park - Rosemary Gardens - with sports facilities and playground.
▪ Other than tennis courts and other sports facilities beyond the Lower Ocker Hill Branch the area is inauspicious.
▪ Lets face it, most of us are sports fans.
▪ As a result, sports fans are no longer limited by the reach of their radio antenna.
▪ No wonder so many sports fans blame television and corporate cash for the erosion of amateurism and the endless drug scandals.
▪ A sports fan might elect to have the latest sports scores continuously scrolling on to his screen.
▪ And the Internet is crawling with sports fans.
▪ Gary Healea was a sports fan in the original sense of the word: a fanatic.
▪ In many ways, though, this is a dream job for Barkley, a big sports fan.
▪ The clubhouse is packed with avid sports fans and foodies.
▪ As soon as anyone mentions field sports people direct their conversations to some one else.
▪ Or is it because they do not actually know what goes on at field sport events such as shooting?
▪ The core of the sports industry is the sports goods sector: sports equipment, sports clothing, and sports shoes.
▪ The commercial sports sector consists of the sports goods sector and the sports services sector.
▪ Grampian plans to retain Patrick, a similar sports goods brand.
▪ Surridge retired from the first-class game in 1959 to concentrate on the family sports goods business.
▪ South Cave school was opened in 1967, further extensions including a sports hall were completed in 1978.
▪ The sports hall of a public sector facility is used more for aerobics classes than was the case ten years ago.
▪ The burglars also sprayed the sports hall with fire foam.
▪ Facilities include a sports hall, a library and a prayer room.
▪ Most recreation facilities like swimming pools and sports halls are under their control.
▪ There is a separate sports hall with a 25m swimming pool, two squash courts and a gym.
▪ The pavilion and new sports hall at Bristol being prepared for the resumption of cricket in June.
▪ The campus' South Building houses recently refurbished Students' Union facilities and a minor sports hall.
Jacket taken: A sports jacket worth £100 was stolen from a car at Cod Beck reservoir near Osmotherley.
▪ He was wearing blue-gray corduroy trousers, a sports jacket, no tie, lace-up shoes that had cost some money.
▪ They were both in their fifties - she in a tweed coat, he in a sports Jacket and flannels.
▪ He danced in slacks and sports jackets, wore white socks to call attention to his dancing feet.
▪ Cashmere sports jackets hung on the back of their chairs, insurance against an encounter with air-conditioning.
▪ He wore a brown sports jacket with a black roll neck sweater.
▪ The women took to old corduroys and sports jackets alongside their men folk.
▪ Harris tweed sports jacket, cavalry twill slacks.
▪ The development of sports medicine has been particularly rapid since the Second World War.
▪ Rather, it has become an increasingly important part of the task of practitioners of sports medicine.
▪ This aspect of the changing structure of sports medicine has, perhaps, been brought out most clearly by Hoberman.
▪ The cultural challenge is to move these stories from the sports page to the business page.
▪ Like the sports pages, each day the business pages of the newspaper list such averages.
▪ All Jack ever admitted to reading was the sports pages, and Polly had dreamt of politicizing him.
▪ Right now starts the 40-week period of sports page reading.
▪ There were eight sports pages and the football results.
▪ These tales are part of a sports underground-stories that athletes some-times tell each other but that rarely appear in the sports pages.
▪ The sports page was pretty dull.
▪ He saw the hair on the sports pages.
▪ In countries where these activities are popular, they are normally included as sports in sports participation surveys.
▪ This high frequency of participation across a large number of sports is an important characteristic of sports participation.
▪ Another set of activities, which are physical but not competitive, are also often included in national sports participation surveys.
▪ However, up to now we have only considered the positive side of the relationship between sports participation and health.
▪ It is such injuries that make up the cost side of the balance sheet of the sports participation and health relationship.
▪ Questions on sports participation have been included, normally at 3-year intervals.
▪ Even in apparently well-integrated families, fathers exert only the smallest of influences on the child's sports participation.
▪ Respondents are asked about their sports participation behaviour over the past four weeks and over the past twelve months.
▪ Details of joining fees for the respective sports sections of the club may be obtained from the Personnel Department.
▪ First off, I must state, as always, I like the Star sports section.
▪ Basilio, whose busted face was on the front page of every pinned-up sports section in every barbershop in the city.
▪ Stanley Woodward ran the best sports section in town, if not the country.
▪ Gold bracelet, sports shirt, and a small crucifix dangled from a 24-carat chain round his throat.
▪ A guy in tattered cut-offs and garish sport shirt stands on a rock, brandishing a sword above his head.
▪ He was wearing jeans, a sports shirt and a cardigan.
▪ He was in white ducks, brown and white wing tips, and a yellow silk sport shirt.
▪ She could easily see the broadness of his shoulders underneath a tailored white sports shirt.
▪ Like the way he was dressed now, the corduroy suit pants and pink sport shirt and scuffed-up black shoes.
▪ Matthew had changed from his breeches into slacks and a blue check sports shirt.
▪ A chubby little man in a short-sleeved sport shirt and baggy gray twill pants came out the door.
▪ Sport may be taken too seriously; high-performance spectator sport is arguably too central to our lives already.
▪ Treasure Island could accommodate an athletic center for soccer, rugby and small-scale spectator sports.
▪ Mathematics is not a spectator sport.
▪ Marina took charge of Lucy, and she relaxed: Marina drawing people out was spectator sport.
▪ Like I said, it's a spectator sport.
▪ Rugby has become big business and a spectator sport.
▪ More than £1 billion is bet on greyhound racing each year in what is Britain's most popular spectator sport.
▪ Toyota introduced its third generation 4-Runner mid-priced sport utility.
▪ Ford is offering a $ 2, 000 rebate on its Bronco sport utility vehicle.
▪ Type Front-engine, four-wheel-drive, five-passenger, luxury sport utility.
▪ Many aging enthusiasts began to abandon sports cars for sport utilities.
▪ It was a sport utility that was also a personal vehicle and it got good mileage.
▪ The intent of such monsters today is not simply to be bigger, sportier and more utilitarian than sport utilities.
▪ They see even more dollar signs ahead: There are now about 30 models of sport utility vehicles.
▪ Plus the most significant restyling since the Cherokee debuted as a compact sport utility vehicle in 1984.
▪ Local Activities: walks, leisure centre, water sports, golf.
▪ Local public health authorities and water sports authorities have issued warnings about the risk from Weil's Disease.
▪ All non-motorised water sports are free of charge.
▪ This provided accommodation and restaurant facilities for anglers, caravanners, backpackers and water sport enthusiasts.
▪ Beach and esplanade include croquet, tennis and water sports centre.
▪ But for those who choose arduous outdoor recreations like climbing, water sports and ski-ing this is particularly so.
▪ Quinta do Lago's 1,700 acres include golf courses, tennis courts, riding stables, water sports and strictly-controlled development.
▪ Chris liked the fishing and the water sport, provided free by the hotel.
▪ In the summer, athletics, cricket and tennis take over from the winter sports.
▪ Snowmobiling is the Indy 500 of winter sports.
▪ And make absolutely sure the policy you buy covers you for winter sports and not just travel.
▪ The policy now includes 17 days' winter sports insurance free.
▪ It was winter sports, for heaven's sake, not an in-depth seminar on personal relationships!
▪ They come for the winter sports and the spectacular scenery.
▪ Its annual travel policy includes cover for up to 17 days of winter sports.
▪ Women's new-found physical freedom extended to other outdoor activities, particularly winter sports.
▪ In countries where these activities are popular, they are normally included as sports in sports participation surveys.
▪ Data subjects could include sports, stocks, weather, traffic, entertainment listings and narrower topics for specialized audiences.
▪ Barnhart was born and raised in Indiana, with an interest in many things, including music, sports and art.
▪ Another set of activities, which are physical but not competitive, are also often included in national sports participation surveys.
▪ Naturally, little has been left untouched by the high-tech world, and that includes outdoor sports.
▪ This varies by Club and can include sports tournaments, trips out for meals and separate excursions.
▪ Facilities include a sports hall, a library and a prayer room.
▪ A true estimation of the resources involved in sport would include these unpaid labour services.
▪ At first he believed that if he coached him and got him involved in sports, Tim would improve.
▪ Insurance companies raise premiums by up to 100 p.c. for holidays involving dangerous sports.
▪ The number of households getting involved in the sport is growing more than ever, according to San Diego Surf Cup officials.
▪ Joan's been involved in disabled sport from its very beginning, at the Paraplegic Games at Stoke Mandeville in 1948.
▪ If a student is not involved in school sports, parents should encourage some type of exercise.
▪ Now 32, Becker has become involved in sports marketing since retiring from competitive tennis.
▪ I suggest that they are involved in the sport of shooting rather than in the art of ferreting.
▪ Voice over Reporter asks: What does it mean to you to be playing competitive sport?
▪ It varies greatly in severity, with some children so mildly affected they can play sports.
▪ All boys were expected to play sport twice a week-here the manager directed my attention to the window.
▪ Beach says her generation, however, would rather visit with friends, play sports and watch television.
▪ Joining the Army at 17-and-a-half, the young Whittingham was really only interested in playing sport for fun.
▪ Later, when at grammar school, I played most sports with schoolboy verve.
▪ They spent more time working, exercising, and playing sports.
a TV/sports etc junkie
extreme sports/surfing/skiing etc
▪ The explosion of extreme sports in recent years has produced an unprecedented number of ultra-endurance races.
sporting chance (of doing sth)
▪ After all, you are meant to give the quarry a sporting chance.
television/sports/fresh-air etc fiend
Sport has always been very important in this part of the country.
▪ His favourite sports are swimming and tennis.
▪ I think everyone should do at least one sport, in order to keep fit.
▪ Minnie's been a real sport about all the houseguests.
▪ Motorcycle racing can be a dangerous sport.
▪ She's interested in cinema, music and sport.
▪ Soccer is Mark's favorite sport.
▪ Today's kids need to spend less time watching television, and more time playing sports.
▪ We don't do much sport at my school.
▪ Which sports do you play at school?
▪ But first with the weekend's sport here's Tim Russon.
▪ Many sports are a form of disciplined warfare.
▪ The Sporting News recently had the nerve to name Woods the most powerful man in all of sports.
▪ The special place that they had enjoyed in traditional sports was much reduced.
▪ They include My Yahoo!, a Web site providing personalized news, weather and sports.
▪ Will the state promote sport as a safe, numbing kind of nationalistic cocoon for healthy, obedient citizens?
▪ Number 7 was originally the monastic granary, now sporting a new frontage, put up around 1890.
▪ The land now sports a golf course and Hilton resort named Point at Tapatio Cliffs.
▪ One man now sports a mohawk whitened with peroxide.
▪ Almost all packaged foods now sport the Nutrition Facts label to help you make informed food choices.
▪ He had no razor of course, so he sported a straggly beard and moustache.
▪ Farag sports a three-day beard and has a bandage stretched across his forehead.
▪ But then most of the police - even the ones in cars - are sporting red noses for the occasion.
▪ And not just because the black-and-white car he drives sports a red light and siren.
▪ Television will bring these Olympics to a larger audience than any previous sporting event.
▪ Special events such as major sporting events or concerts cost up to thirty dollars to watch.
▪ The store cost $ 185 million to open, sporting custom-made furniture and a health club.
▪ People who run countries have all too often fallen for the notion that sporting success somehow confers political legitimacy.
▪ It is a gut-level response, based on romantic notions about college sports.
▪ Arthur Smith, once a slender man, now was slender still except for the beach ball he sported under his shirt.
▪ A partnership is not a team sport.
▪ A singular individual talent in a man's game and a distinctive, willful group of women in a team sport.
▪ The Mormon Lake area is a natural for winter sports.
▪ A singular individual talent in a man's game and a distinctive, willful group of women in a team sport.
▪ Opposite Woman cyclist of 1898 sporting the latest in cycling fashion.
▪ Whales were spouting and sporting with each other.
▪ Will came back from his trip sporting a mustache and a beard.
▪ Even fewer pull it off while sporting zoot suits.
▪ It seems that every police car is brand-new, and Hussein's soldiers sport crisp, new uniforms.
▪ The ancient gas refrigerator sports a screwdriver for a door handle.
▪ When it finally is released, the new Windows will sport some cool new features.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sport \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.

  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.''

  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.

    Syn: To play; frolic; game; wanton.


Sport \Sport\ (sp[=o]rt), n. [Abbreviated from disport.]

  1. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.

    It is as sport to a fool to do mischief.
    --Prov. x. 23.

    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.

  2. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision.

    Then make sport at me; then let me be your jest.

  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.

    Never does man appear to greater disadvantage than when he is the sport of his own ungoverned passions.
    --John Clarke.

  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.


Sport \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 kind of play.

    Now sporting on thy lyre the loves of youth.

  3. To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage. [Colloq.]

  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. [R.]

    To sport one's oak. See under Oak, n.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, "to take pleasure, to amuse oneself," from Old French desporter, deporter "to divert, amuse, please, play" (see disport). Restricted sense of "amuse oneself by active exercise in open air or taking part in some game" is from late 15c. Meaning "to wear" is from 1778. Related: Sported; sporting.


early 15c., "pleasant pastime," shortening of disport "activity that offers amusement or relaxation; entertainment, fun" (c.1300), also "a pastime or game; flirtation; pleasure taken in such activity" (late 14c.), from Anglo-French disport, Old French desport, deport "pleasure, enjoyment, delight; solace, consolation; favor, privilege," related to desporter, deporter "to divert, amuse, please, play" (see sport (v.)).\n

\nOriginal sense preserved in phrases such as in sport "in jest" (mid-15c.). Meaning "game involving physical exercise" first recorded 1520s. Sense of "stylish man" is from 1861, American English, probably because they lived by gambling and betting on races. Meaning "good fellow" is attested from 1881 (as in be a sport, 1913). Sport as a familiar form of address to a man is from 1935, Australian English. The sport of kings was originally (1660s) war-making. Other, lost senses of Middle English disport were "consolation, solace; a source of comfort."


n. 1 (context countable English) Any activity that uses physical exertion or skills competitively under a set of rules that is not based on aesthetics. 2 (context countable English) A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship. 3 (context countable English) Somebody who behaves or reacts in an admirable manner, a good sport. 4 (context obsolete English) That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement. 5 (context obsolete English) Mockery; derision. 6 (context countable English) A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery. 7 (context uncountable English) Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing. 8 (context biology botany zoology countable English) 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. 9 (context slang countable English) A sportsman; a gambler. 10 (context slang countable English) One who consorts with disreputable people, including prostitutes. 11 (context obsolete uncountable English) An amorous dalliance. 12 (context informal usually singular English) A friend or acquaintance ''(chiefly used when speaking to the friend in question)'' vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To amuse oneself, to play. 2 (context intransitive English) To mock or tease, treat lightly, toy with. 3 (context transitive English) To display; to have as a notable feature.

  1. n. an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition [syn: athletics]

  2. the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

  3. someone who engages in sports [syn: sportsman, sportswoman]

  4. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration [syn: mutant, mutation, variation]

  5. (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine

  6. verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun" [syn: fun, play]

  1. v. wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat" [syn: feature, boast]

  2. play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom" [syn: frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about]

Sport (Spanish newspaper)

Sport is a Spanish daily sports newspaper based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Sport (Russian TV channel, 2011)

Sport is a Russian pay TV channel. It was founded April 4, 2011. The channel broadcasts in SD 4:3 format.

Sport (botany)

In botany, a sport or bud sport, traditionally called lusus, is a part of a plant (usually a woody plant, but sometimes a herb) that shows morphological differences from the rest of the plant. Sports may differ by foliage shape or color, flowers, or branch structure.

Sports with desirable characteristics are often propagated vegetatively to form new cultivars that retain the characteristics of the new morphology. Such selections are often prone to "reversion", meaning that part or all of the plant reverts to its original form. An example of a bud sport is the nectarine, at least some of which developed as a bud sport from peaches. Other common fruits resulting from a sport mutation are the red Anjou pear and the 'Pink Lemonade' lemon which is a sport of the "Eureka" lemon.

Sport (US magazine)

SPORT magazine was an American sports magazine. Launched in September 1946 by the New York-based publisher, Macfadden Publications, SPORT pioneered the generous use of color photography – it carried eight full color plates in its first edition.

SPORT predated the launch of Sports Illustrated by eight years, and is remembered for bringing several editorial innovations to the genre, as well as creating, in 1955, the SPORT Magazine Award. The SPORT Award, given initially to the outstanding player in baseball's World Series ( Johnny Podres of the Brooklyn Dodgers was the inaugural winner), was later expanded to include the pre-eminent post-season performer in the other three major North American team sports. What made SPORT the most distinctive from Sports Illustrated, however, was the fact it was a monthly magazine as opposed to SI's weekly distribution.

SPORT was published continually between its launch and August 2000, when its then-owner, British publisher EMAP PLC, made the decision to close the money-losing title. Today, the photo archive of SPORT, which represents one of the most significant collections of 20th century sports photography in North America, is housed in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, at The SPORT Gallery.

Sport (UK magazine)

Sport is a free weekly sports magazine based in London which covers a wide range of events such as football, rugby, tennis and cricket as well as giving exclusive interviews with various sports personalities.

Primarily aimed at males aged 13-45, Sport has a circulation of 304,700 making it the largest sports magazine in the UK.

It is given to commuters outside London Underground and railway stations on Friday mornings and is also available in sports clubs and centres as well as hotels.

It started in France in 2003 as a free monthly and in March 2004 as a weekly. The London edition started on 29 September 2006, the first of its type in the UK and was sold to talkSPORT owners UTV Media (now Wireless Group) in 2009.

In 2011 the magazine launched an iPad app version, with the full print edition available for download each week plus video and audio features.

Sport (disambiguation)

Sport is organised or unorganised recreation. Today it usually implies competition, usually implies following rules, and often means competitive sports and games. Originally in English, sport is leisure, as in hunting or fishing wildlife for entertainment rather than for subsistence or for the market. See Sport, etymology and meaning.

Sport or Sports may also refer to:

In sports
  • Sport Club do Recife, a Brazilian football team
  • Sport Boys, a Peruvian football team
  • Sport (Vaasa), Finnish ice hockey team
  • Sport (US magazine)
  • Sport (UK magazine)
  • DSL Sport, a Serbian newspaper
  • Several newspapers:
    • Sport (Czech newspaper)
    • Sport (Spanish newspaper)
    • The Sport (Adelaide newspaper) (1910–1948), sporting and general interest weekly in South Australia
In aviation
  • Airwave Sport, an Austrian paraglider design
In biology
  • A mutation, traditionally called a sport, notably by Charles Darwin
  • Sport (botany), a part of a plant that shows morphological differences from the rest of the plant, typically as a result of somatic mutation
    • Fern sports were widely collected
In photography:
  • Sport (camera), a Soviet 35 mm SLR camera launched in 1937
In music
  • The Sports, an Australian rock band
  • Sports (band), a Canadian rock band based in Toronto
  • Sports (Bill Cosby album), an album by Bill Cosby
  • Sports (Huey Lewis and the News album), an album by Huey Lewis and the News
  • Sports (Tokyo Incidents album), an album by Tokyo Incidents
  • Sports (Modern Baseball album), an album by Modern Baseball
In general
  • Sport, in the context of plants, refers to a naturally occurring genetic mutation or a bud sport
  • Sportcoat or sports coat, a type of jacket that originated for men's wear in shooting among other outdoor sports
  • "Sport", the third episode of ChuckleVision
  • Sky Polarization Observatory (SPOrt), a cancelled Italian space observatory
  • Sport, a New Zealand literary magazine
Sport (camera)

The "Sport" camera is the series production model of a prototype camera called Gelveta. The Gelveta was designed and built by A. O. Gelgar between 1934 and 1935. It is the earliest known 35mm SLR camera ever to be built, but fewer than 200 examples were made. The actual launch date of the "Sport" is somewhat uncertain, however it must undoubtedly be one of the two earliest generally available SLR cameras using the 35mm film format, the other being the German Ihagee Kine Exakta, launched in 1936. It was manufactured by the Soviet camera factory Gosudarstvennyi Optiko-Mekhanicheskii Zavod, The State Optical-Mechanical Factory in Leningrad. GOMZ for short. The camera name is engraved in Cyrillic on the finder housing above the lens: „Спорт“. The manufacturer's prism logo in gold on black with the factory initials ГОМЗ (GOMZ) is shown behind a circular magnifying window on the top left camera front. An estimated number of 16,000 cameras were made before Leningrad was besieged in September 1941 and suffered heavy damage. The design concept was not continued later.

The development of the "Sport" was a lengthy process. It started out as the MINE in 1929, named after its designer A. A. Mine. The MINE inspired the pre-production Gelveta design that possibly also was engraved "Sport", which turned into the "Sport" production model. The B and 1/25 to 1/500 second focal-plane shutter employs a pair of metal plates, which form a vertical rising slit during exposure. The slit width determines the exposure. The shutter operation incorporates a quick-rising non-returning reflex mirror. The combined shutter speed dial and wind-on knob, situated on the right-hand side, is stationary during exposure. The film transport is from cassette to cassette, no rewind is provided. The original pair of cassettes would take enough film for fifty exposures. A manual-reset frame counter is at the base of the wind-on knob. The camera has an eye-level vertical viewfinder for looking down onto the focusing screen, as well as a built-in direct vision "action finder". The integral camera base and back is removed for film loading. The only lens available was the Industar "И-10  1 : 3, 5  F = 5 cm" lens. There is no serial number on the camera body, the lens serial number is used for identification. The camera bayonet lens mount incorporates the focusing helix with an infinity catch, and the mount itself is similar to that for the Zeiss Ikon Contax.

Sport (Turkmen TV channel)

Turkmenistan Sport is a Turkmenian sport TV channel of State Committee of Turkmenistan on TV, Radio and Film. Was aired on January 1, 2012 under the title "Sport". Broadcast in the Turkmen language. The channel broadcasts all sports - football, hockey, basketball, figure skating, boxing, swimming, volleyball, and other sports.

Sport (New Zealand magazine)

Sport is a New Zealand literary magazine, edited and published by Fergus Barrowman.

Sport (Antwerp premetro station)

Sport is an underground station in the Antwerp premetro network. The station was opened on April 1, 1996, as the last station on the northern premetro axis. At present, the station is served by tram routes 2, 3 and 6. Tram route 5 also passes through the northern premetro axis, but leaves the premetro tunnel via the Ten Eekhovelei exit between Schijnpoort and Sport, and does not stop at Sport station, instead having a stop called "Sportpaleis" at the Ten Eekhovelei.


Sport ( UK) or sports ( US) are all forms of usually competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. Usually the contest or game is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports allow a tie game; others provide tie-breaking methods, to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of such two-sided contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, each against all with one winner.

Sport is generally recognised as system of activities which are based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity, with the largest major competitions such as the Olympic Games admitting only sports meeting this definition, and other organisations such as the Council of Europe using definitions precluding activities without a physical element from classification as sports. However, a number of competitive, but non-physical, activities claim recognition as mind sports. The International Olympic Committee (through ARISF) recognises both chess and bridge as bona fide sports, and SportAccord, the international sports federation association, recognises five non-physical sports: Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go, Xiangqi, and limits the number of mind games which can be admitted as sports.

Sports are usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner. Winning can be determined by physical events such as scoring goals or crossing a line first. It can also be determined by judges who are scoring elements of the sporting performance, including objective or subjective measures such as technical performance or artistic impression.

Records of performance are often kept, and for popular sports, this information may be widely announced or reported in sport news. Sport is also a major source of entertainment for non-participants, with spectator sport drawing large crowds to sport venues, and reaching wider audiences through broadcasting. Sports betting is in some cases severely regulated, and in some cases is central to the sport.

According to A.T. Kearney, a consultancy, the global sporting industry is worth up to $620 billion as of 2013. The world's most accessible and practised sport is running, while association football is its most popular spectator sport.

Usage examples of "sport".

The van, which belonged to a CBA affiliate station, KDLS-TV, had been setting up for a sports broadcast from Arlington Stadium, but now that story had been abandoned and the van dispatched to DFW.

Baseball is the only modern sport with more adagio than allegro built into the structure of the game.

In spite of the public calamity Nero continued to give games for the amusement of the populace, other rich men followed his example, and the sports of the amphitheatre were carried on on an even more extensive scale than before.

With Echo every sporting character was better known than his college tutor, and not a few kept an eye upon the boy, with hopes, no doubt, of hereafter benefiting by his inexperience, when, having got the whip-hand of his juvenile restrictions, he starts forth to the world a man of fashion and consequence, with an unencumbered property of fifteen thousand per annum, besides expectancies.

Sol Bendish dressed antithetical to his Vegas-style crib: tweedy sports jackets, slacks with cuffs, Oxford cloth shirts, wingtips and white bucks.

Arisen, Huizenga or some future sports tycoon gets antsy again in a few years.

An artsy sax player sporting a little silver goatee squeezed his eyes shut in ecstasy, leaning into his spotlight serenade.

Among the crocheted doilies of missionary artisanship and hammered copper plates representing idealized tribal maidens or trumpeting elephants that were African bourgeois taste, there hung in the dimness Edward Lear watercolours of Italy and Stubbs sporting prints swollen with humidity and spotted as blighted leaves.

Not as imposing as the hundred-floor apartment buildings of the big cities, yet large enough to contain all the amenitiesan ultra-market, automated kitchens, parking areas, theatres, auditoriums, sports arenas.

The Rowan enjoyed water sports the most so that the executive house at Favor Bay was a frequent holiday site: Bardy and her husband, or Finnan and his wife and young children joining them.

In terms of enjoyability, they rank sex ahead of sports, fishing, barhopping, hugging and kissing, talking with the family, eating, watching television, going on trips, planning trips, gardening, bathing, shopping, dressing, housework, dishwashing, laundry, visiting the dentist, and getting the car repaired.

But by the time I arrived at the embassy, Batty told me they were already bargaining for the sport of you.

Something too, there was in the sport, which, on the present occasion, beguiled him rather longer than his wont.

Like the others, he was naked and sported the characteristic Benji bowl-haircut, and he wore thin sticks skewered through the lobes of his ears.

In a quick motion, he pulled off the coat, the sports jacket, tossed them aside, grabbed a bladeless safety razor from the cabinet shelf and scraped a swath through the layer of white lather, then dashed for the door and flung it wide.