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Noun: sport  sport
  1. An active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    - athletics
     
  2. The occupation of athletes who compete for pay
     
  3. (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine
    - summercater [US]
     
  4. A person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased, defeated or subjected to trying circumstances
    "a good sport"; "a poor sport"
     
  5. Someone who engages in sports
    - sportsman, sportswoman, sportsperson
     
  6. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
    - mutant, mutation, variation
     
  7. Verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
    "he said it in sport";
    - fun, play
Verb: sport  sport
  1. Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    "she was sporting a new hat";
    - feature, boast
     
  2. Play boisterously
    "The children sported in the garden";
    - frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about

Derived forms: sporting, sports, sported

Type of: athlete, being, business, diversion, drollness, feature, have, holidaymaker [Brit, Cdn], humor [US], humour [Brit, Cdn], individual, job, jock [N. Amer], line, line of work, mortal, occupation, organism, person, play, recreation, somebody, someone, soul, vacationer [N. Amer], vacationist [N. Amer], wit, witticism, wittiness

Encyclopedia: Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology