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  4  definitions  found 
  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. 
  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 
  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. 
  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; 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sport  \Sport\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sported};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  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. 
  2.  To  represent  by  any  knd  of  play. 
  Now  sporting  on  thy  lyre  the  loves  of  youth. 
  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]: 
  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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