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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sport  \Sport\  (sp[=o]rt),  n.  [Abbreviated  frm  disport.] 
  1.  That  which  diverts,  and  makes  mirth;  pastime;  amusement. 
 
  It  is  as  sport  a  fool  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  pasions 
  --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.  &  Zo["o]l.)  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?''  --Prov.  xxvi.  19. 
 
  Syn:  Play;  game;  diversion;  frolic;  mirth;  mock;  mockery; 
  jeer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sport  \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.''  --Tillotson. 
 
  4.  (Bot.  &  Zo["o]l.)  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.  --Darwin. 
 
  Syn:  To  play;  frolic;  game;  wanton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sport  \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  knd  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.]  --Grose. 
 
  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.  --Addison. 
 
  {To  sport  one's  oak}.  See  under  {Oak},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sport 
  adj  :  (Maine  colloquial)  temporary  summer  resident  in  inland  Maine 
  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:  an  organism  that  has  characteristics  resulting  from 
  chromosomal  alteration  [syn:  {mutant},  {mutation}] 
  5:  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  or  romp  around  "The  children  frolicked  in  the  garden"; 
  "the  gamboling  lambs  in  the  meadows"  [syn:  {frolic},  {lark}, 
  {rollick},  {skylark},  {disport},  {cavort},  {gambol},  {frisk}, 
  {romp},  {run  around},  {lark  about}] 




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