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English noun: sport

1. sport (act) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition


Synonymsathletics


Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation


Narrower (hyponym)aquatics, archery, athletic game, blood sport, contact sport, cycling, equitation, field sport, funambulism, gymnastic exercise, gymnastics, horseback riding, judo, outdoor sport, racing, riding, rock climbing, row, rowing, skating, skiing, sledding, spectator sport, team sport, tightrope walking, track and field, water sport


Domain category membersabseil, at home, average, away, backpack, bandy, bench warmer, birling, bob, bobsled, bout, box, call, call, canoe, carry, coach, curl, cut, daisy cutter, defence, defending, defending team, defense, deficit, disqualified, double-team, down, downfield, downfield, dribble, drive, drop, English, field, figure skate, flip, follow through, foul, free agency, free agent, game plan, handler, hike, home, hurdle, ice skate, in play, ineligible, iron man, ironman, jackknife, jog, kayak, kick, kill, kill, lead, legal, logrolling, loose, luge, man-to-man, manager, most-valuable, mountaineer, offside, offside, offsides, one-on-one, onside, out of play, outclass, overarm, overhand, overhanded, pack, paddle, pass, personal foul, position, possession, press box, prizefight, punt, racket, rappel, ref, referee, referee, regulation time, ride the bench, roller skate, Rollerblade, rope down, round, run, run, save, schuss, scout, scull, seed, series, shadowbox, shoot, shooter, shot, side, sit out, skate, skateboard, ski, ski jump, skin-dive, sled, sleigh, snorkel, spar, spar, speed skate, spread-eagle, start, stroke, submarine, sudden death, surf, surfboard, surge, talent scout, timekeeper, timer, toboggan, toss, tramp, trial, tuck, turn, umpire, underarm, underhand, underhanded, upfield, warm the bench, water ski, windsurf, wipeout, won-lost record

2. sport (act) the occupation of athletes who compete for pay


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation


Narrower (hyponym)professional baseball, professional basketball, professional boxing, professional football, professional golf, professional tennis, professional wrestling, sumo

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


Synonymssummercater


Broader (hypernym)vacationer, vacationist

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


SamplesA good sport.
A poor sport.


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

5. sport (person) someone who engages in sports


Synonymssportsman, sportswoman


Broader (hypernym)athlete, jock

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


Synonymsmutant, mutation, variation


Broader (hypernym)being, organism


Narrower (hyponym)freak, lusus naturae, monster, monstrosity


Domain categorybiological science, biology

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


SamplesHe became a figure of fun.
He said it in sport.


Synonymsfun, play


Broader (hypernym)humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness


Narrower (hyponym)clowning, comedy, drollery, funniness, jocosity, jocularity, paronomasia, pun, punning, waggery, waggishness, wordplay


English verb: sport

1. sport (stative) wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner


SamplesShe was sporting a new hat.


Synonymsboast, feature


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feature, have

2. sport (motion) play boisterously


SamplesThe children frolicked in the garden.
The gamboling lambs in the meadows.
The toddlers romped in the playroom.


Synonymscavort, disport, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark, lark about, rollick, romp, run around, skylark


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)play









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