Definition of sporting in English:

sporting

Syllabification: sport·ing
Pronunciation: /spôrtiNG
 
/

adjective

  • 1 [attributive] Connected with or interested in sports: a major sporting event
    More example sentences
    • The cafe and lounge overlook the largest space in the building, a gymnasium used for both sporting and social events, which opens to a paved terrace on the west side.
    • Success with that endeavor has led the company to commission artists for a number of world-class sporting events, including the Olympics, each year the games are held.
    • Encourage your customers to bring in additional items relating to the shadowbox such as a golf tee, score card, ticket to a sporting event, a baseball hat or an autographed photo with a sports celebrity.

Derivatives

sportingly

adverb
sense 2.
More example sentences
  • Peter's also achieved the notable feat of going unbeaten in both league seasons, which was sportingly acknowledged by Exeter as they went through the tunnel.
  • All the fish were very sportingly returned alive.
  • Politicians should take all these things sportingly.

More definitions of sporting

Definition of sporting in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space