(noun, verb)


1. an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Similar word(s): athletics

Definition categories: act, diversion, recreation

2. the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

Definition categories: act, business, job, line, occupation

3. (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine

Definition categories: person, vacationer, vacationist

4. a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances

- a good sport

- a poor sport

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

5. someone who engages in sports

Similar word(s): sportsman, sportswoman

Definition categories: person, athlete, jock

6. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

Similar word(s): mutant, mutation, variation

Definition categories: person, being, organism

7. verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

- he said it in sport

Similar word(s): fun, play

Definition categories: communication, humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness


1. wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner

- she was sporting a new hat

Similar word(s): boast, feature

Definition categories: stative, feature, have

2. to behave in a playful or carefree manner.

Similar word(s): cavort, disport, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark, rollick, romp, skylark

Definition categories: motion, play

Sentences with sport as a verb:

- children sporting on the green

- Jen sports with Bill's emotions.

- Jen's sporting a new pair of shoes;