1. [ noun ] (sport) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Synonyms: athletics
Related terms: diversion gymnastics water_sport outdoor_sport wrestling contact_sport racing rowing boxing judo skating skiing spectator_sport riding archery rock_climbing bloodsport track_and_field sledding team_sport blood_sport cycling athletic_game stroke series call trial coach kick tramp home row position defense loose drop hurdle pass most-valuable won-lost_record cut start at_home field water_ski down paddle bandy sit_out ride_the_bench punt overhand outclass dribble run turn referee prizefight timekeeper shoot shadowbox spar free_agent scout regulation_time double-team man-to-man away seed daisy_cutter hike rappel mountaineer foul backpack treck jog run personal_foul surge in_play spread-eagle figure_skate ice_skate skate skateboard ski speed_skate roller_skate save sled toboggan bobsled schuss canoe scull referee birling wipeout jackknife surf kayak ski_jump snorkel eligible legal curl possession follow_through skin-dive roller_blade ineligible onside defending offside submarine disqualified out_of_play underhand surf upfield downfield press_box racket kill kill tuck English game_plan bench_warmer spar shooter iron_man free_agency box sudden_death call downfield skylark
2. [ noun ] (sport) the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
Related terms: occupation professional_wrestling professional_football professional_baseball professional_basketball professional_tennis professional_golf sumo professional_boxing
3. [ verb ] wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
Synonyms: boast feature

"she was sporting a new hat"

Related terms: have feature
4. [ adjective ] (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident in inland Maine
Related terms: nonresident
5. [ noun ] (sport) someone who engages in sports
Synonyms: sportsman sportswoman
Related terms: athlete
6. [ noun ] (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
Synonyms: mutant variation mutation
Related terms: life_form freak biology mutate
7. [ verb ] play boisterously
Synonyms: run_around cavort romp skylark frolic frisk lark_about disport gambol rollick lark

"The children frolicked in the garden" "the gamboling lambs in the meadows" "The toddlers romped in the playroom"

Related terms: play skylark
8. [ noun ] (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine
Related terms: vacationer
9. [ verb ] play boisterously
Synonyms: cavort run_around romp frolic lark_about frisk gambol rollick lark disport skylark

"The children frolicked in the garden" "the gamboling lambs in the meadows" "The toddlers romped in the playroom"

Related terms: play frolic play escapade
10. [ noun ] verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
Synonyms: fun play

"he became a figure of fun"

Related terms: wit drollery pun waggery jocosity
Similar spelling:   sporty