sport NOUN 1) an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others. 2) informal a person who behaves in a good or specified way in response to teasing, defeat, etc. 3) success or pleasure derived from an activity such as hunting. 4) dated entertainment; fun. 5) chiefly Austral./NZ a friendly form of address, especially between unacquainted men. 6) Biology an animal or plant showing abnormal or striking variation from the parent type as a result of spontaneous mutation.
VERB 1) wear or display (a distinctive item). 2) amuse oneself or play in a lively way.
the sport of kings — Cf. ↑the sport of kings
DERIVATIVES sporter noun.
ORIGIN shortening of DISPORT(Cf. ↑disport).

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