browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
disport

more about disport

disport


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disport  \Dis*port"\,  n.  [OF.  desport,  deport.  See  {Disport},  v. 
  i.,  and  cf  {Sport}.] 
  Play;  sport;  pastime;  diversion;  playfulness.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disport  \Dis*port"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disported};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Disporting}.]  [OF.  se  desporter  pref.  des-  (L.  dis-) 
  +  F.  porter  to  carry;  orig.  therefore,  to  carry  one's  self 
  away  from  work  to  go  to  amuse  one's  self  See  {Port} 
  demeanor,  and  cf  {Sport}.] 
  To  play;  to  wanton;  to  move  in  gayety;  to  move  lightly  and 
  without  restraint;  to  amuse  one's  self 
 
  Where  light  disports  in  ever  mingling  dyes.  --Pope. 
 
  Childe  Harold  basked  him  in  the  noontide  sun, 
  Disporting  there  like  any  other  fly.  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disport  \Dis*port"\,  v.  t.  [OF.  desporter  See  {Disport},  v.  i.] 
  1.  To  divert  or  amuse;  to  make  merry. 
 
  They  could  disport  themselves.  --Buckle. 
 
  2.  To  remove  from  a  port;  to  carry  away  --Prynne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disport 
  v  1:  occupy  in  an  agreeable,  entertaining  or  pleasant  fashion; 
  "The  play  amused  the  ladies"  [syn:  {amuse},  {divert}] 
  2:  play  or  romp  around  "The  children  frolicked  in  the  garden"; 
  "the  gamboling  lambs  in  the  meadows"  [syn:  {frolic},  {lark}, 
  {rollick},  {skylark},  {sport},  {cavort},  {gambol},  {frisk}, 
  {romp},  {run  around},  {lark  about}] 




more about disport