Crossword clues for sport
- Squash, for one
- Flashy fellow
- Good fellow
- Good or indoor chaser
- Act in jest
- Likable fellow
- Kind of shirt
- Good time Charlie
- Big spender or tipper
- Bowling or trolling
- Regular guy
- Spoil follower
- Good loser
- Fun and games
- Soccer, e.g.
- Genetic mutation
- "This one" is on him
- Curling, e.g.
- Bon vivant
- Gay blade
- Wear with an air
- Good-natured fellow
- One who can take a joke
- Fly-fishing, for one
- Skiing or skin diving, e.g.
- Show off
- Golf or polo
- Curling or hurling
- Fencing, e.g.
- Tennis or table tennis
- Genial sort
- Gracious loser
- Alternative to Rover or Rex
- Common dog name
- Athlete's pursuit
- Hurling or curling
- Have on
- Verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
- An active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
- The occupation of athletes who compete for pay
- An organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
- Big spender
- Surfing, for one
- Tennis category
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sport \Sport\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sported; p. pr. & vb. n. Sporting.]
To play; to frolic; to wanton.
[Fish], sporting with quick glance, Show to the sun their waved coats dropt with gold.
To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.
To trifle. ``He sports with his own life.''
(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.]
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.
Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision.
Then make sport at me; then let me be your jest.
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.
Play; idle jingle.
An author who should introduce such a sport of words upon our stage would meet with small applause.
Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked.
(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.
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.
To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun.
Against whom do ye sport yourselves?
--Isa. lvii. 4.
To represent by any kind of play.
Now sporting on thy lyre the loves of youth.
To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage. [Colloq.]
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.
n. an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition [syn: athletics]
the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
(Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine
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 is a Spanish daily sports newspaper based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Sport is a Russian pay TV channel. It was founded April 4, 2011. The channel broadcasts in SD 4:3 format.
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 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 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 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
- Airwave Sport, an Austrian paraglider design
- 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
- Sport (camera), a Soviet 35 mm SLR camera launched in 1937
- 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
- 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
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.
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 is a New Zealand literary magazine, edited and published by Fergus Barrowman.
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.