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  3  definitions  found 
  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]: 
  Sporting  \Sport"ing\,  a. 
  Of  pertaining  to  or  engaging  in  sport  or  sporrts 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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}] 

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