sport·ing /ˈsportɪŋ, ˈspɔr-/
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.
Sport·ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports.
Sporting book, a book containing a record of bets, gambling operations, and the like. --C. Kingsley.
Sporting house, a house frequented by sportsmen, gamblers, and the like.
Sporting man, one who practices field sports; also, a horse racer, a pugilist, a gambler, or the like.
Sporting plant Bot., a plant in which a single bud or offset suddenly assumes a new, and sometimes very different, character from that of the rest of the plant. --Darwin.
adj 1: marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a
clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the
disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct" [syn: clean,
2: relating to or used in sports; "sporting events"; "sporting
3: involving risk or willingness to take a risk; "a sporting
chance"; "sporting blood"
4: preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially
games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man";
"a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool";
"sporting gents and their ladies" [syn: dissipated, betting,