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[noun] an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
[noun] the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
[noun] verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"
[noun] (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
[noun] someone who engages in sports
[adjective] (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident in inland Maine
[verb] play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the palyroom"
[verb] wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat"
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\Sport\ (sp[=o]rt), n. [Abbreviated frm disport.] 1. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement. It is as sport a fool 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. --Shak. 2. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision. Then make sport at me; then let me be your jest.Shak. 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. --Dryden. Never does man appear to greater disadvantage than when he is the sport of his own ungoverned pasions. --John Clarke. 4. Play; idle jingle. An author who should introduce such a sport of words upon our stage would meet with small applause. --Broome. 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\, 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. --Milton. 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.'' --Tillotson. 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. --Darwin. Syn: To play; frolic; game; wanton.
\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 knd of play. Now sporting on thy lyre the loves of youth. --Dryden. 3. To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage. [Colloq.] --Grose. 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. --Addison. {To sport one's oak}. See under {Oak}, n.

Synonyms for sport

athletics, boast, cavort, disport, feature, frisk, frolic, fun, gambol, lark, lark about, mutant, mutation, nonresident, play, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, sportsman, sportswoman, variation

See also: aquatics | athletic game | clowning | contact sport | funniness | job | jocularity | monstrosity | occupation | organism | outdoor sport | paronomasia | professional boxing | professional football | racing | riding | track and field | wit | witticism | wordplay |

The fun area, different aproach to word »sport«

Let's analyse "sport" as pure text. This string has Five letters in One syllable and One vowel. 20% of vowels is 18.6% less then average English word. Written in backwards: TROPS. Average typing speed for these characters is 1295 milliseconds. [info]

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Numerology

Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: sport: 6 = 6, reduced: 6 . and the final result is Six.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: sport: 1 + 7 + 6 + 9 + 2 = 25, reduced: 7, and the final result is Seven.

Tarot cards

Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
O (1) 15 Devil Optimist, Gamesman, Marketer, Hunter
P (1) 16 Tower Craftsman, Laborer, Builder
R (1) 18 Moon Patient, Determined, Strong
S (1) 19 Sun Colorful, Bright, Perceptive
T (1) 20 Judgement Unswerving, Steadfast, Demanding, Forceful

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