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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sport·ing /ˈsportɪŋ, ˈspɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,
          card-playing, gambling]