• Nobody must indulge in sports
    Nobody must indulge in sports
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sporting involving risk or willingness to take a risk "a sporting chance","sporting blood"
    • adj sporting exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play "a clean fight","a sporting solution of the disagreement","sportsmanlike conduct"
    • adj sporting 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"
    • adj sporting relating to or used in sports "sporting events","sporting equipment"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

sporting gentleman on shoot sporting gentleman on shoot
Sporting Constable Sporting Constable
Brownsville's Winter Sport Brownsville's Winter Sport
Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects & many happy returns of the day” Frame 2: A hunter is presented a religious text from 'Mrs. Stork'. The caption says: “With Mrs Stork's kind regards and the compliments of the season” Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The sport of surfing originated in Hawaii
    • a Sporting Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Canada's national sport is lacrosse not hockey.
    • n sporting A sport; a game; specifically, participation in horse-racing, sports of the field, etc.; sports collectively, with all the interests involved in them.
    • n sporting In zoology and botany, spontaneous origination of new and singular characters; the appearance of a sport, or the assumption of that character by an individual animal or plant. See sport, v. i., 3, and n., 8.
    • sporting Engaging or concerned in sport or diversion; specifically, interested in or practising field-sports: as, a sporting man. See sport, n., 9.
    • sporting In botany and zoology, assuming the character of a sport. See sport, n., 8, Darwin, Var. of Animals and Plants, p. 413
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 'Vaimonkanto' or 'Wife Carrying' is a sports event. The 'Carry an Old Gel' championship games are held anually in Sonkajarvi, Finland.
    • adj Sporting relating to, or engaging in, sports
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  • Lord Byron
    “Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.”
  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    “The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “A day for toil, an hour for sport, but for a friend is life too short.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; They kill us for their sport.”
  • Jane Austen
    “For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?”
  • Hank Aaron
    Hank Aaron
    “I don't feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed by aphæresis from disport.


In literature:

For the women it may be urged that the sport is a custom of the country; and what country is without its cruel sports?
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
They wore the whisker full, but smoothly trimmed; and several of them sported moustaches.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Allow me to recommend angling as a manly exercise, as physically hard in some of its aspects as any other field sport.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
We were well provisioned, however, and we regretted the absence of game only on account of the sport.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
After a flood, with a rising barometer, and not too much wind, expect good sport.
"The Teesdale Angler" by R Lakeland
Dress used in bathing, sport, the drama, or work is protected by conventionalization.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Some of the passengers carry on shooting at the numerous birds from the stern of the ship; but it is cruel sport.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.
"Cobb's Bill-of-Fare" by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
I say, you're rather a sport!
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
The hunted was having sport with the hunters, and it was rare sport too.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler

In poetry:

The Chace began—but here's a Blank,
I can't describe the Sport;
I was not there upon my Word,
I stay'd behind at Court:
"The Royal Chace" by Cornelius Arnold
Then all the maids of Islington
Went forth to sport and play,
All but the bailiff's daughter dear;
She secretly stole away.
"The Bailiff's Daughter Of Islington" by Henry Morley
While others, decked in fine array,
Drink deep at pleasure's court,
And pass this life as but a day,
In idle glee and sport!
"The Youthful Villager And The Hermit" by James Madison Bell
I don't know whether he saw me
If he did - he was a sport
For he never said anything to me
But Blimey - I nearly got caught.
"The Sergeant's Overcoat (Or The Policeman That Nearly Got Caught)" by Billy Bennett
To grace his sports a courtly train
Of gallant peers attend;
And with their loud and cheerful cryes
The hills and valleys rend.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
Too soon his altered day-dreams show
This earth a boundless space,
With sun-bright pleasures to and fro
Sporting in joyous race:
"Twenty-Second Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble

In news:

Nearly one year ago, the world of online media scratched its collective head as the sports blogging network SB Nation launched a new, decidedly non-sports site called The Verge.
Sports Illustrated/ Total Sports Publishing.
Check out MV Agusta Motorcycle performance numbers, MV Agusta sport bike quarter mile time, top speed and roll on, brought to you by the motorcycle experts at Sport Rider.
Every Wednesday, ABC-7 weekend sports anchor Asher Wildman joins the "Sports Spin" for a little segment called 'winging it with the Wildman.
Sporting News Archive, Sporting News via Getty Images.
Whether young athletes are throwing, rowing, swimming or running, sports medicine experts have been warning for years against specializing in one sport and one position.
He came to Sacramento from KWGN-TV in Denver where he was the weekday main sports anchor and the host/producer of two weekly sports programs.
Tony Mullen is the weekend Sports anchor and sports reporter during the week.
They play a variety of sports, but based on their involvement, you've got to figure that basketball is their favorite sport.
Sporting clays, sporting chance .
Claremont's Youth Sports Committee has raised its residency requirements for youth groups of 19 years old and under wishing to use the city's sports facilities and fields.
Sport eyewear protects the eyes, improves performance and reflects the personal style of any athlete, sport enthusiast or outdoor lover.
KSBI Sports' Mark Van Paasschen, Justin Mitchell, & Abigail Ogle team up to bring you 30 minutes of sports 3 nights a week.
KU Sports Information (Posted by J.B. Back to Sports.
A gathering place for sports analysis and opinion with Seattle Times sports columnist Jerry Brewer .

In science:

As another example, in classifying documents by topic, selecting an existing document on the web and asking a labeler “Is this about sports or busine ss?” may be perfectly reasonable.
Active Property Testing
This work has been also supported by the Grant-in-Aid for the Scientific Research Fund (20740105, 23340046: TTT, 22012004: KI) commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan.
Test for anisotropy in the mean of the CMB temperature fluctuation in spherical harmonic space
Also, it sports negative values at some points.
Testing one-body density functionals on a solvable model
Yamazaki is in part supported by Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) No. 22710143, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and by Grant-in-Aid for Scienti fic Research (B) No. 2271014, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Optimal dividends in the dual model under transaction costs
Detection of the E -mode polarization is also expected from the new flights of th e balloon-borne experiments, the bolometer-based, now with polarization capabilities, BOOMERANG (de Bernardis) and MAXIMA (MAXIMAPOL), and BAR-SPort (Zannoni, Macculi), using radiometers.
Workshop summary and the future