"sports" in the noun sense
1. sport, athletics
an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
3. sport, summercater
Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine
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"
5. sport, sportsman, sportswoman
someone who engages in sports
6. mutant, mutation, variation, sport
biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
7. fun, play, sport
verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously
"he became a figure of fun"
"he said it in sport"
"sports" in the verb sense
1. sport, feature, boast
wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
"she was sporting a new hat"
2. frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about
"The children frolicked in the garden"
"the gamboling lambs in the meadows"
"The toddlers romped in the playroom"
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