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Sport

Sport appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Does this shop sport short socks with spots?

Sport appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Eva, can I sport lacy caltrops in a cave?
  • Not as I won sport, lacrosse men I fan in a fine mess, or caltrops now I sat on.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun sport:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb sport:

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Sport is sometimes a misspelling of spot.

The word sport is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun sport

What does sport mean as a name of something?

Sport is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: sports

  1. an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of sport: athletics
    • more generic words: diversion / recreation = an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
    • more specific terms:
      • tightrope walking / funambulism = walking on a tightrope or slack rope
      • rock climbing = the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides
      • contact sport = a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
      • outdoor sport / field sport = a sport that is played outdoors
      • gymnastic exercise / gymnastics = a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility
      • track and field = participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it
      • skiing = a sport in which participants must travel on skis
      • water sport / aquatics = sports that involve bodies of water
      • rowing / row = the act of rowing as a sport
      • archery = the sport of shooting arrows with a bow
      • sledding = the sport of riding on a sled or sleigh
      • skating = the sport of gliding on skates
      • racing = the sport of engaging in contests of speed
      • horseback riding / equitation / riding = the sport of sitting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
      • cycling = the sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle
      • blood sport = sport that involves killing animals
      • athletic game = a game involving athletic activity
      • judo = a sport adapted from jujitsu (using principles of not resisting) and similar to wrestling
      • spectator sport = a sport that many people find entertaining to watch
      • team sport = a sport that involves competition between teams of players
  2. the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
  3. (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine
  4. a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances
  5. someone who engages in sports
  6. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
  7. verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

Alternative definition of the noun sport

noun

  1. [countable] Any athletic activity that uses physical skills, often competitive.
  2. [countable] A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship.
  3. [countable] Somebody who behaves or reacts in an admirable manner, a good sport.
  4. [countable] A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.
  5. [uncountable] Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing.
  6. [context: biology, botany, zoology, countable] 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. The term encompasses both mutants and organisms with non-genetic developmental abnormalities such as birth defects.
  7. [slang, countable] A sportsman; a gambler, one who consorts with less than reputable people, including prostitutes.
  8. [obsolete, uncountable] An amorous dalliance.

Specialised definition of the noun sport

Glossary of sports

organized play that is accompanied by physical exertion, guided by a formal structure, organized within the context of formal and explicit rules of behavior and procedures, and observed by spectators (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)

originally English term for amusement and play; short form of "disport" which means enjoyment (in old French desport, from Latin deportare = to enjoy oneself); collective term for all physical activities performed by people in the form of movement, play or competition. The sport of an era mirrors a specific human engagement and interaction with physical forces, which is mediated by the society and may range from self-presentation (active sport) to spectator participation (passive sport). Sport always contains an externally observable performance or (artistic) movement which can be attributed to personal ability being specifically improved (through training). Due to its simple testability, partly by means of objectified measurement (registering of the best performance as a record), sport functions as a means for personal confirmation and for social competition (sport competition). A general under-standing of sport, according to which a sport performance is delivered in an inextricable bond with the spontaneity of the individual practicing sport on the self-made reality level of play, is in contrast with an absolute understanding of sport, according to which sport per formance is regarded as a product and objectively quantifiable record mark detached from the individual. The interpretation of sport as a human activity that has its purpose in itself (amateur sport, mass sport, recreational sport, holiday sport, etc.) is supplemented by a health and social-pedagogical justification for sport activity (compensatory sport, break callisthenics, etc.). The possibilities for systematically categorizing sport are as manifold and complex as the entire phenomenon of sport itself. Apart from the differentiation of sport into the different concrete sport discipline, active sport (including most sport disciplines) can be categorized under the following knowledge-guiding interests: 1. justification of sport activity: enjoyment of movement and play (recreational, mass, holiday sport, small games), striving for personal achievement and recognizing one's limits (performance and top-level sport), counterweight to everyday anc occupational life (leisure-time sport, remedial sport), striving for comparing performances (competitive sport), maintaining or renewing physical and mental well-being (health sport, compensatory sport, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, etc.), striving towards self-experience through social contacts (large games, club life), securing of existence (professional sport), striving for prestige (top-level sport). 2. the actors of sport: division into age categories (children's, youth, adult, senior sport), according to gender (sport for boys and girls sport, sport for men and women), occupational criteria (pupil, student, company, professional sport), or other grouping characteristics (e.g. sport for the handicapped). 3. time of engaging in sport activities: morning sport (morning callisthenics), break sport, sport after work, weekend sport, holiday sport, leisure-time sport, professional sport. 4. organizational forms for sport activities: school, club, university, company, police sport, sport in communal or church groups, and non-institutionalized forms. However, sport does not only stand for the active practicing of sport, but also for a wealth of other possibilities of dealing with the phenomenon of sport (passive sport), e.g. participation (as a spectator) in sport events, the entire employment and honorary work in sport clubs and federations as well as the areas of sport science and sport journalism. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Definition of the adjective sport

What does sport mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: sporter |

  1. suitable for use in athletic activities

Definition of the verb sport

What does sport mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sported | sporting | sports

  1. wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    • example: she was sporting a new hat
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of sport: boast / feature
    • more generic words: feature / have = have as a feature
  2. play boisterously

Groups

  1. Sport ist eine Mitte der 1990er Jahre in Hamburg gegründete deutsche Band. Sänger und Gitarrist Felix Müller ist zugleich Gitarrist der Band Kante.
    • members:
    • albums: "Aufstieg und Fall der Gruppe Sport", "These Rooms Are Made for Waiting", "Unter den Wolken", "Aus der Asche, aus dem Staub"
    • official website: www.diegruppesport.de
  2. SPORT a.k.a. СПОРТ: «S.P.O.R.T.» — санкт-петербургская рок-группа. Широкую известность приобрела благодаря песням, напоминающим философские монологи, исполняемые речитативом.

There are other groups with in their name, like Le Sport, Rifle Sport, Winter sport and The White Sport.

People

  1. Sport a.k.a. Noah Young Jr. was a former champion weightlifter who joined the Hal Roach studios as an actor, mainly playing comic villains. He appeared in several Laurel and Hardy comedies but was more notable as a foil for Harold Lloyd, whom he supported in over 50 films. He was born in Cañon City, Colorado, the son of Noah Young, who came from a family of coal miners in Lancashire, England and dabbled in bare knuckle fighting before heading to America in 1874 and settling in Colorado. He was allegedly once an Indian scout and became friends with William F. Cody. His mother was Mary Anson, was of English descent.a foreman of the Glenrock coal mine who later became a coal mine inspector for the State of Wyoming. Young died in Los Angeles, California.
  2. Sport a.k.a. Kristina Hughes is an actress and film and television producer.
  3. Sport a.k.a. Mike Murphy: Mike 'Sport' Murphy was a member of the musical group, Metal Church.

There are other people with in their name, like Sport McAllister and Mike 'Sport' Murphy.

Music

  1. "Sport" is a composition.
  2. "Sport" is a musical EP of Eins Zwo.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  3. "Sport" is a musical album of Chevreuil.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  4. "Sport" is a musical album of Altre di B.
  5. "Sport" is a composition.

Writings

"Sport" is a book by Louise Fitzhugh.

  • also known as "Sport (Harriet the Spy Adventures)", "Sport (Laurel-Leaf Library)"
  • genres: Children's literature, Fiction
  • subjects: Family, Classics, Divorce

Film

"Sport" is a 2010 short film written and directed by Guillermo Greco.

Characters

  1. Sport is a fictional character from the 1996 film Harriet the Spy.
  2. Sport is a fictional character from Tranny Trainer.
  3. Sport is a fictional character from the 1947 film the The Egg and I.
  4. Sport is a fictional character from the 2009 film Public Enemies.

There are other characters with in their name, like Good Sport.

Business

Sport is a record label.

Miscellanea

  1. Sport is a Spanish daily sports newspaper based in Barcelona, Spain.
  2. Sport a.k.a. Sports in media where the sporting activity or participation in sports is the main theme or is a significant presence.
    • also known as Sports genre, Sports film, Sports media
  3. Sport a.k.a. Sport+ is a French pay television channel on cable and satellite which is owned by Canal+ and which is devoted to live sport.
  4. Sport a.k.a. Russia-2 is a Russian television channel operated by VGTRK. It primarily broadcasts sports.
  5. Sport magazine was an American sports magazine. Launched in September 1946 by the New York-based publisher, Macfadden Publications, SPORT pioneered the generous use of color photography – it carried eight full color plates in its first edition.
  6. Sport: In botany, a sport or bud sport is a part of a plant that shows morphological differences from the rest of the plant. Sports may differ by foliage shape or color, flowers, or branch structure.
    • also known as Bud sport
  7. Sport is a Russian pay TV channel. It was founded April 4, 2011. The channel broadcasts in SD 4:3 format.
    • also known as Sport 2
  8. Sport: The "Sport" camera is the series production model of a prototype camera called Gelveta. The Gelveta was designed and built by A. O. Gelgar between 1934 and 1935. It is the earliest known 35mm SLR camera ever to be built, but fewer than 200 examples were made. The actual launch date of the "Sport" is somewhat uncertain, however it must undoubtedly be one of the two earliest generally available SLR cameras using the 35mm film format, the other being the German Ihagee Kine Exakta, launched in 1936. It was manufactured by the Soviet camera factory Gosudarstvennyi Optiko-Mekhanicheskii Zavod, The State Optical-Mechanical Factory in Leningrad. GOMZ for short. The camera name is engraved in Cyrillic on the finder housing above the lens: „Спорт“. The manufacturer's prism logo in gold on black with the factory initials ГОМЗ is shown behind a circular magnifying window on the top left camera front. An estimated number of 16,000 cameras were made before Leningrad was besieged in September 1941 and suffered heavy damage. The design concept was not continued later.
  9. The sport that this team competes in.
  10. Sport a.k.a. Sport Club do Recife: Sporting Du Club de Recife is a Brazilian sports club, located in the city of Recife, in the state of Pernambuco. It was founded on May 13, 1905, by Guilherme de Aquino Fonseca, who lived for many years in England, where he studied at Cambridge University.
  11. Sport: A sport this athlete has played.
  12. Sport is a free London-based weekly sports magazine covering a wide range of events such as football, rugby, tennis and cricket, and contains exclusive interviews with various sports personalities.
  13. The sport in which an athlete has competed in a specific Olympic games. Enter only the sport, not the individual events, here.
  14. Sport a.k.a. Sport+ was a digital terrestrial television station by ERT, which was a 20-hour commercial-free channel. It was the third digital terrestrial channel launched in Greece on. It broadcast in Attica, Central Macedonia and Thessaly.
  15. Sport is a Turkmenian sport TV channel of State Committee of Turkmenistan on TV, Radio and Film. Was aired on January 1, 2012 under the title "Sport". Broadcast in the Turkmen language. The channel broadcasts all sports - football, hockey, basketball, figure skating, boxing, swimming, volleyball, and other sports.
  16. Sport is a New Zealand literary magazine, edited and published by Fergus Barrowman.
  17. Sport is a print ad.
  18. The sport that this is an event of. E.g "men's giant slalom" is an event of Alpine Skiing.
  19. The sport or sports in which this position is found.

Phrases with Sport

Phrases starting with the word Sport:

  1. sport car
  2. sport coat
  3. sport fish
  4. sport kite
  5. sport shirt
  6. sport jacket

Phrases ending with the word Sport:

  1. Air Sport
  2. Cue Sport
  3. Old Sport
  4. Good Sport
  5. make-sport
  6. Poor Sport
  7. team sport
  8. Team-Sport
  9. blood sport
  10. field sport
  11. Spoil-Sport
  12. water sport
  13. Combat sport
  14. Flying Sport

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Printed books with definitions for Sport

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Google previewSport in the Modern World — Chances and Problems (2012)

Papers, Results, Materials Scientific Congress Munich, August 21 to 25, 1972 by Ommo Grupe, Dietrich Kurz, Johannes M. Teipel

Sport is a social fact (“un fait social”), accepted as such by potential authorities. Therefore it is likewise accepted by educational...

Google previewThe Sociology of Sports (2015)

An Introduction, 2d ed. by Tim Delaney, Tim Madigan

believe that sports are physical actions but also nondeviant activities: “Sport is a physical activity that...

Google previewAmerican Sports (2013)

An Anthropological Approach by Alan Klein

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves.

Google previewThe Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States (2013)

Cathedrals of Sport by Mark Dyreson, Robert Trumpbour

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves. That reflection is sometimes...

The story of modern sport is the story of the modern world – in microcosm; a modern global tapestry ...

Google previewCricket, Race and the 2007 World Cup (2013)

by Boria Majumdar, Jon Gemmell

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves.

Google previewMatters of Sport (2013)

Essays in Honour of Eric Dunning by Dominic Malcolm, Ivan Waddington

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves. That reflection is sometimes...

The story of modern sport is the story of the modern world-in microcosm; a modern global tapestry ...

Google previewFringe Nations in World Soccer (2013)

by Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Sabyasachi Mallick

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves.

viii Finally, for countless millions sport is the personal pursuit of Series Editors' Foreword.

Google previewSport and Foreign Policy in a Globalizing World (2013)

by Steven J. Jackson, Steven Haigh

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves.

Google previewGlobalised Football (2013)

Nations and Migration, the City and the Dream by Nina Clara Tiesler, Joao Nuno Coelho

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves. That reflection is...

sport is the story of the modern world – in microcosm; a modern global tapestry permanently being woven.

Google previewThe Making of Sporting Cultures (2013)

by John Hughson

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves.

Google previewThe Politics of Sport in South Asia (2013)

by Subhas Ranjan Chakraborty, Shantanu Chakrabarti, Kingshuk Chatterjee

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves. That reflection is sometimes...

The story of modern sport is the story of the modern world – in microcosm; a modern global tapestry ...

Google previewThe Balkan Games and Balkan Politics in the Interwar Years 1929 – 1939 (2013)

Politicians in Pursuit of Peace by Penelope Kissoudi

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves. That reflection is sometimes...

Google previewFootball Fans Around the World (2013)

From Supporters to Fanatics by Sean Brown

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves.

Google previewSport in the Cultures of the Ancient World (2013)

New Perspectives by Zinon Papakonstantinou

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves.

Google previewHeritage, Sport and Tourism (2013)

Sporting Pasts – Tourist Futures by Sean Gammon, Gregory Ramshaw

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, menandwomennowseethemselves.

Google previewSport, Nationalism and Orientalism (2013)

The Asian Games by Fan Hong

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves.

Google previewEmigrant Players (2013)

Sport and the Irish Diaspora by Paul Darby, David Hassan

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves.

Google previewFootball: From England to the World (2013)

by Dolores Martinez, Projit B. Mukharji

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves. That reflection is...

Google previewOlympic Legacies: Intended and Unintended (2013)

Political, Cultural, Economic and Educational by J A Mangan, Mark Dyreson

Without exaggeration, sport is a mirror in which nations, communities, men and women now see themselves.

The story ofmodern sport is the story ofthe modern world – in microcosm; a modern global tapestry permanently being ...

Google previewBeyond the Final Score (2009)

The Politics of Sport in Asia by Victor D. Cha

Sport is a powerful prism through ...

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Sign language

Sign Language: Sports & Recreation : Sign Language: Sport Signs

The wide world of sports is pretty easy to sign. Learn how to do sign language related to sports and recreation in this free education video. Expert: Rachel ...

Quotes about Sport

Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport. (Duffy Daugherty)
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Scrabble value of S1P3O1R1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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