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Definition 1: an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for sport in the sense of this definition

(sport is a kind of ...) an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

"scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists" "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles" "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

(... is a kind of sport ) walking on a tightrope or slack rope

(... is a kind of sport ) the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)

(... is a kind of sport ) a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players

(... is a kind of sport ) a sport that is played outdoors

(... is a kind of sport ) a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility

(... is a kind of sport ) participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it

(... is a kind of sport ) a sport in which participants must travel on skis

(... is a kind of sport ) sports that involve bodies of water

(... is a kind of sport ) the act of rowing as a sport

(... is a kind of sport ) the sport of shooting arrows with a bow

(... is a kind of sport ) the sport of riding on a sled or sleigh

(... is a kind of sport ) the sport of gliding on skates

(... is a kind of sport ) the sport of engaging in contests of speed

(... is a kind of sport ) the sport of sitting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements

(... is a kind of sport ) the sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle

(... is a kind of sport ) sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)

(... is a kind of sport ) a game involving athletic activity

(... is a kind of sport ) a sport adapted from jujitsu (using principles of not resisting) and similar to wrestling; developed in Japan

(... is a kind of sport ) a sport that many people find entertaining to watch

(... is a kind of sport ) a sport that involves competition between teams of players

"baseball is a team sport by golf is not"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sport) the mistake of occupying an illegal position on the playing field (in football, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, etc.)

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) a spill in some sport (as a fall from a bicycle or while skiing or being capsized on a surfboard)

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team

"the pass was fumbled"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) a batted or served ball that skims along close to the ground

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee

"he was ejected for protesting the call"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

"it took two strokes to get out of the bunker" "a good shot requires good balance and tempo" "he left me an almost impossible shot"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

"what position does he play?"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) an act that violates the rules of a sport

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) a foul that involves unnecessarily rough contact (as in basketball or football)

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck)

"they took possession of the ball on their own goal line"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring

"the goalie made a brilliant save" "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) box reserved for reporters (as at a sports event)

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) a plan for achieving an objective in some sport

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) a record of win versus losses

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams

"the visiting team swept the series"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications

"the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring

"his teams are always good on defense"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) a substitute who seldom plays

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) a strong man of exceptional physical endurance

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) a player who drives or kicks a ball at the goal (or a basketball player who shoots at the basket)

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the state of a professional athlete who is free to negotiate a contract to play for any team

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the normal prescribed duration of a game

"the game was finished in regulation time"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) overtime in which play is stopped as soon as one contestant scores; e.g. football and golf

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) see one's performance improve

"He levelled the score and then surged ahead"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) cause to appear in a lower class

"The Yankees outclassed Cincinnati"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) indicate a decision in regard to

"call balls and strikes behind the plate"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) play the Scottish game of curling

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) play in the starting lineup

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) play as a fielder

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) score

"shoot a basket" "shoot a goal"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) be a referee or umpire in a sports competition

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) lose (a game)

"The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) bring down or defeat (an opponent)

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) toss or strike a ball back and forth

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) cover with two defensive players

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) bring down with a blow to the legs

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) drive or propel with the foot

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) kick the ball

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) carry a stroke to natural completion after hitting or releasing a ball

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) hit with great force

"He killed the ball"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games

"She killed the ball"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally

"drive a ball"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) hit (a ball) with a racket

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) propel

"Carry the ball" "dribble the ball"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction

"cut a Ping-Pong ball"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) engage in a boxing match

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) box lightly

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) fight with spurs

"the gamecocks were sparring"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) box for a prize or money

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) go through boxing motions without an opponent

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition

"We went tramping about the state of Colorado"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise

"We were hiking in Colorado" "hike the Rockies"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) climb mountains for pleasure as a sport

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) descend by means of a rappel

"The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous" "You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) hike with a backpack

"Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) run with the ball; in such sports as football

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) run for exercise

"jog along the canal"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) move along on skates

"The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) execute a spread eagle on skates, with arms and legs stretched out

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) move along on ice skates

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) dance on skates

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) travel on shoes with steel or rubber rollers attached to their soles

"In some fashionable restaurants, the waiters roller skate around"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) ride on a flat board with rollers attached to the bottom

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) travel on shoes with a single line of rubber wheels attached to their soles

"you'd better wear a helmet and knee protectors when you Rollerblade!" "The muscular actor loves to Rollerblade"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) race on skates

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) move along on skis

"We love to ski the Rockies" "My children don't ski"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) ski downhill

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) ride (on) a sled

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) ride a bobsled

"The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) move along on a luge or toboggan

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) ride water skis

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) propel with sculls

"scull the boat"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) travel by canoe

"canoe along the canal"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) travel in a small canoe

"we kayaked down the river"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) propel with a paddle

"paddle your own canoe"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard

"Californians love to surf"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) ride standing on a surfboard with an attached sail, on water

"You cannot windsurf when the air is completely still"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) swim underwater with no breathing apparatus other than a snorkel

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) dive into the water bending the body at the waist at a right angle, like a jackknife

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) dive with a snorkel

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) jump on skis

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) jump a hurdle

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) be out of the game

"Miller was riding the bench in Saturday's game"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) make without a miss

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) not participate in (an activity, such as a dance or a sports event)

"He sat out the game"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (of a ball) not available to be played during a game

"a ball that is out of play is dead"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) being a system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player

"one-on-one defense"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player

"a loose ball"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) allowed by official rules

"a legal pass receiver"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) barred from competition for violation of rules

"a disqualified player"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) used of your own ground

"a home game"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) used of an opponent's ground

"an away game"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) designating the player judged to be the most important to the sport

"the most-valuable player award"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) prohibited by official rules

"an ineligible pass receiver"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) attempting to or designed to prevent an opponent from winning or scoring

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) not offside; being within the prescribed area of play

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck

"the touchdown was nullified because the left tackle was offside"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level

"an underhand pitch" "an underhand stroke"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level

"an overhand pitch" "an overhand stroke"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) away from the defending teams' end of the playing field

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field

"he threw to a downfield receiver"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field

"he caught the ball and ran downfield 15 yards"

(sport is the domain which ... is member of) on the home team's field

"they played at home last night"

Definition 2: the occupation of athletes who compete for pay - [noun denoting act]

(sport is a kind of ...) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

"he's not in my line of business"

(... is a kind of sport ) boxing for money

(... is a kind of sport ) wrestling for money

(... is a kind of sport ) a Japanese form of wrestling; you lose if you are forced out of a small ring or if any part of your body (other than your feet) touches the ground

(... is a kind of sport ) playing golf for money

(... is a kind of sport ) football played for pay

(... is a kind of sport ) playing baseball for money

(... is a kind of sport ) playing basketball for money

(... is a kind of sport ) playing tennis for money

Definition 3: verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where sport or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he became a figure of fun
  • he said it in sport

Synonyms for sport in the sense of this definition

(sport is a kind of ...) a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

(... is a kind of sport ) fun characterized by humor

(... is a kind of sport ) waggish behavior

(... is a kind of sport ) a comic incident or series of incidents

(... is a kind of sport ) a humorous play on words

"I do it for the pun of it" "his constant punning irritated her"

Definition 4: someone who engages in sports - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for sport in the sense of this definition

(sport is a kind of ...) a person trained to compete in sports

Definition 5: (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for sport in the sense of this definition

(sport is a kind of ...) a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

(... is a kind of sport ) a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

(sport belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 6: a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances - [noun denoting person]

Samples where sport or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good sport
  • a poor sport

(sport is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 7: (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for sport in the sense of this definition

(sport is a kind of ...) someone on vacation; someone who is devoting time to pleasure or relaxation rather than to work

Definition 8: play boisterously - [verb of motion]

Samples where sport or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for sport in the sense of this definition

(sport is a kind of ...) be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children

"The kids were playing outside all day" "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"

Definition 9: wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner - [verb of stative]

Samples where sport or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was sporting a new hat

Synonyms for sport in the sense of this definition

(sport is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

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