sport /ˈsport, ˈspɔrt/
sport /ˈspo(ə)rt, ˈspɔ(ə)rt/ 名詞
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 kind 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.]
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. [R.]
To sport one's oak. See under Oak, n.
1. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.
It is as sport to a fool to 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 passions. --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. & Zool. 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?”
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.”
4. Bot. & Zool. 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.
Syn: -- To play; frolic; game; wanton.
n 1: an active diversion requiring physical exertion and
competition [syn: athletics]
2: the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
3: someone who engages in sports [syn: sportsman, sportswoman]
4: (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting
from chromosomal alteration [syn: mutant, mutation, variation]
5: (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine
6: verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken
seriously); "he became a figure of fun" [syn: fun, play]
v 1: wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was
sporting a new hat" [syn: feature, boast]
2: play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden";
"the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped
in the playroom" [syn: frolic, lark, rollick, skylark,
disport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run
around, lark about]