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English

Etymology

From Old French desporte, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] deportare

Pronunciation

Adjective

sport (not comparable)

Positive
sport

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. suitable for use in athletic activities
    • Jen has a new pair of sport shoes, and a new sports bra.

Synonyms

Translations

Noun

Singular
sport

Plural
s

sport (s)
  1. (countable) Any athletic activity that uses physical skills, often competitive.
  2. (countable) A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship.
    • Jen may have won, but she was sure a poor sport; she laughed at the loser.
    • The loser was a good sport, and congratulated Jen on her performance.
  3. (countable) Somebody who behaves or reacts in an admirable manner, a good sport.
    • You're such a sport! You never get upset when we tease you.
  4. (countable) A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.
  5. (uncountable) Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
  7. (slang) (countable) A sportsman; a gambler, one who consorts with less than reputable people, including prostitutes.
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An amorous dalliance.
    • Charlie and Lisa enjoyed a bit of sport after their hike.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to sport

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to sport (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) to amuse oneself, to play
  2. (intransitive) to mock or tease, treat lightly, toy with
    • Jen sports with Bill's emotions.
  3. (transitive) to wear (something) with pride
    • Jen's sporting a new pair of shoes.
  4. (transitive) to bear a mark or wound with embarrassment

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Croatian

Alternative forms

Etymology

English sport.

Noun

spȍrt m.

  1. sport

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Czech

Noun

sport m.

  1. sport

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Dutch

Noun

sport f. (plural sporten)

  1. sport
  2. step on a ladder

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Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈʃport/

Noun

sport (plural sportok)

  1. sport

Declension

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Italian

Noun

sport m. inv.

  1. sport (activity that uses physical skills, often competitive)
  2. hobby, pastime
    fare qualcosa per sport (to do something for fun)

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