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1 sport /ˈspoɚt/ noun
plural sports
1 sport
/ˈspoɚt/
noun
plural sports
Learner's definition of SPORT
[count] : a contest or game in which people do certain physical activities according to a specific set of rules and compete against each other
often used in the plural especially in U.S. English to refer to sports in a general way
see also spectator sport, winter sport
[noncount] British : sports in general
: a physical activity (such as hunting, fishing, running, swimming, etc.) that is done for enjoyment
[count]
[noncount]
see also blood sport
[count]
used with good, bad, etc., to say if someone has behaved politely or not after losing a game or contest
informal + old-fashioned : someone who is kind or generous
informal + old-fashioned used as a friendly way to address someone (especially a man)

in sport

somewhat formal + old-fashioned
: in a joking way : in a way that is not serious

make sport of

somewhat formal + old-fashioned
: to laugh at and make jokes about (someone or something) in an unkind way
2 sport /ˈspoɚt/ adjective
2 sport
/ˈspoɚt/
adjective
Learner's definition of SPORT
always used before a noun
: done for enjoyment rather than as a job or for food for survival
chiefly US : participating in an activity (such as hunting or fishing) for enjoyment rather than as a job or for food for survival compare sports
3 sport /ˈspoɚt/ verb
sports; sported; sporting
3 sport
/ˈspoɚt/
verb
sports; sported; sporting
Learner's definition of SPORT
[+ object] : to wear (something) in a way that attracts attention
[no object] literary : to play in a happy and lively way
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